Friday, June 10, 2016

#MCPS Spends $64,673 In One Month Fighting Families of Students with Disabilities

Special Education Legal Expenses

Special education legal fees for outside counsel for March 2016 totaled $64,673. The year-to-date
total of $265,519 is $46,843 (21.4 percent) more than the same period in the previous year.

In addition, total year-to-date special education legal costs of $265,519 are $95,345 (26.4 percent)
less than the budgeted amount of $360,864 through this time period.

The Jeffrey A. Krew bill for March 2016 totaled $64,673.


  1. Are you sure there isn't an "S" in front of Jeffrey's last name?

  2. The issue of providing an "appropriate education" versus a "minimal education" needs to be explored. MCPS hires private attorneys to get rulings of minimal education. When a parent challenges the system, MCPS uses the private attorneys to discredit, deny, deflect, and delay the issue. The child is the ultimate loser.

  3. The most disgusting attorney I've ever had the displeasure of seeing in action.
    It speaks volumes of MCPS that they sic this man on the parents of children with disabilities.

  4. I don't blame Krew for being disgusting, but I do blame MCPS for this style of attack. Not very becoming and very caustic!!! Also, it doesn't say much for an appeal system in which the administrative law judges allow the "attack" on parents trying to advocate for their children with disabilities. The process is also demeaning to the teachers who usually give in and testify against the parents.


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