It appears that school districts are often willing to spend a great deal of money in defending against education lawsuits. One such lawsuit involving an out-of-state school district's alleged failure to provide educational services for a deaf student has been fought for over four years. The lawsuit originally began in state court and looks like it will continue in federal court as well.
A federal lawsuit has been settled concerning one state's Department of Education oversight of special education needs of particular students. The concern was the high level of segregation that occurred in that state's special education program.
One out-of-state school district is accused of destroying records concerning a special education student in an effort to keep information away from the family. This attempt is said to have cost taxpayers over $200,000. More importantly, issues as to whether the school district can be trusted have been raised.