Under the IDEA, or Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, a "stay put" is a procedural right that is activated as soon as a planning and placement team reaches an impasse. 20 United States Code §1415(j) states, "during the pendancy of any proceedings conducted pursuant to this section . . . the child shall remain in the then-current educational placement."
Doe v. East Lyme Board of Education
U.S. District Court
October 1, 2012