By Rebecca Beitsch
A Supreme Court decision issued Wednesday could make it easier for disabled students and their parents to sue schools under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The case, involving a Michigan girl and her service dog, a goldendoodle named Wonder, is one of several the court is considering during its current term that school administrators worry could open schools to more litigation and prove costly for districts.
The suit was brought by the girl and her parents, the Frys, after her public school initially refused to let her bring her dog to school. The dog helps with opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, and other tasks. [Read more…]