Emotional Parents Add to the Complexity of Special Education in Fla.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Seven times during the meeting last year, Hillsborough School Board members used the word blackmail.

The board was meeting behind closed doors to discuss a lawsuit brought by Robert Bogan, a Tampa investment banker whose daughter needs special education due to a traumatic brain injury.

Bogan enrolled his daughter in a residential school in Polk County, saying it offered what she needed according to New York education officials. He wanted Hillsborough to reimburse him.

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