The Supreme Court is again trying to decide when taxpayers must foot the bill for private schooling for special education students.
The court will hear arguments Tuesday in an Oregon case in which a local school district contends that students should at least give public special education programs a try before seeking reimbursement for private school tuition.
A federal appeals court sided with a high-school student identified in court papers only as T.A. The student enrolled in a $5,200-a-month private program and sought reimbursement from the Forest Grove School District.
The Supreme Court heard a similar case from New York in 2007, but split 4-4 on the outcome.
The case is Forest Grove School District v. T.A., 08-305.