Sacramento City District Board Of Education V. Rachel Holland Case Summary

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Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education v. Rachel Holland was a case her parents filed against the Sacramento school district on behalf of their daughter. They wanted her to be placed in a general education classroom for the entire day, but the school district disagreed with the parents because they said her disability was too advanced for her to benefit from it. Rachel was a young girl who had an intellectual disability. She had an IQ score of 44. Rachel attended school at the Shalom School, which was a private school. Here she was in kindergarten where she was in regular classes, and her parent thought she was benefiting from it. However, between the years of 1985 to 1989, Rachel attended a variety of special education …show more content…

The district court said that the district had failed in making a sufficient effort in educating Rachel in a regular classroom. The district court weighed in favor of placing her in a regular classroom because they felt as though she could benefit from it. Rachel had developed her social and communications skills as well as her self-confidence from placement in a regular class, while the District's evidence tended to show that Rachel was not learning from exposure to other children and that she was isolated from her classmates. The effect of Rachel's presence on the teacher and other children in the classroom weighed in favor of placing her in a regular classroom. The district court found that the District had not offered any persuasive or credible evidence to support their claim that educating Rachel in a regular classroom with appropriate services would be considerably more expensive than educating her in the District's proposed setting. . Casetext (n.d.). Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education v. Rachel H (786 F.Supp. 874). Retrieved from https://casetext.com/case/sacramento-city-school-dist-v-rachel-h. Due to this Rachel was placed into a second grade general education classroom with supplemental supports and services. So the judge ruled in favor of Rachel and the decision of the hearing officer was

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