Skyer Law Senior Partner and Mayor de Blasio Discuss Reimbursement Delays

            As part of our continued commitment to advocate aggressively on behalf of our clients, this week senior partner, Jesse Cutler, spoke with Mayor Bill de Blasio regarding the ongoing delay parents are facing in the DOE settlement process, as a number of agreements await Comptroller review and approval. 

            Jesse, who is respected within the administration as a leading expert in the special education legal field, informed the mayor of the back log that is occurring within the comptroller’s office.  He further stressed that these delays are contrary to the mayor’s own 2014 policy initiative to streamline the settlement process.     

            Upon learning about the issue, Mayor de Blasio reaffirmed his commitment to expedite tuition reimbursements for families of students whose special education needs have not been met by the City. 

            Our staff continues to regularly follow-up on behalf of each client whose settlement agreement is awaiting review and approval in the comptroller’s office.  We also urge that parents continue to reach out to the comptroller’s office directly at (212) 669-3916 to insist upon a status of your child’s case.