In an action claiming that defendant-school district failed to provide plaintiff with a free appropriate public education as required by the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), judgment for plaintiff is reversed where: 1) there is no plausible way to read the definition of "transition services" in an amendment to the IDEA as changing the free appropriate public education standard; and 2) the district court erred by addressing claims that plaintiff had failed to exhaust.
Argued and Submitted December 10, 2008
Filed August 6, 2009
Opinion by Judge Beezer
Howard C. Powers, Seattle, WA