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Compensatory Education

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) describes compensatory education as “an equitable remedy available to courts and administrative hearing officers when a school district fails to provide a student with FAPE”. Compensatory education can be ordered in response to a complaint or due process hearing when a student has not been provided with FAPE. The goal of compensatory education is to support the student in the absence of a FAPE, and ensure the student is in the position they should be in under the IDEA. The school district should remedy the failure to provide FAPE as soon as possible by offering an equitable compensatory education to the student. Parents of the student have the right to exercise dispute resolution options under the IDEA if they disagree with a compensatory education offer.


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