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(4.49) Should the IEP respond to real, documented needs, or does it accommodate the available funds/resources of the school district?

(4.49) Should the IEP respond to real, documented needs, or does it accommodate the available funds/resources of the school district?

While many school districts do have financial burdens, school districts must provide educational services based on the educational needs of your child. School districts cannot use economic issues to deny your child the services he needs. However, a hearing officer can consider costs in choosing between appropriate placements. [Cal. Ed. Code Sec. 56505(i).]