|The Supreme Court is again trying to decide when taxpayers must footthe bill for private schooling for special education students.
The court will hear arguments Tuesday in an Oregon case in which alocal school district contends that students should at least givepublic special education programs a try before seeking reimbursementfor private school tuition.
Afederal appeals court sided with a high-school student identified incourt papers only as T.A. The student enrolled in a $5,200-a-monthprivate program and sought reimbursement from the Forest Grove SchoolDistrict.
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.