One for the Sheesh-O-Meter from New Jersey

What is going on in Jersey????  This lawsuit is all about delays in conducting special education due process hearings.   The complaint cites cases of hearings delayed by anywhere from 75 days to 836.  836!  That’s two years plus 106 more days!  The court noted that slight delays from the 45-day timeline may be viewed as excusable procedural errors, but other cases cross the line from a procedural error to a substantive one. These lengthy delays crossed that line. 

No kidding.  Sheesh!  The case is C.P. v. New Jersey DOE, decided by the federal court for New Jersey on May 22, 2020.  We found it at 76 IDELR 214.