At issue in this case is the 1995-96 educational plan and placement proposed for B.W., a learning disabled child. The Florida Union Free School District, located in Orange County, New York, and Maureen Flaherty, its Superintendent of Schools (hereafter collectively referred to as "the School District"), proposed to educate B.W. in a day program for the developmentally disabled at the Orange and Ulster Counties Board of Cooperative Education Services ("BOCES"). The childs parents, Robert and Karen Walczak, disagreed with this placement and independently enrolled their then-twelve year old daughter in a full-time residential program at Maplebrook, a nearby private school for the learning disabled. [After unsuccessfully challenging the School Districts proposed placement in two administrative proceedings,] the Walczaks thereafter filed suit in the Southern District of New York pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA"), 20 U.S.C. Â§Â§ 1401 et seq. (1990 & Supp. 199), seeking (1) a declaration that the BOCES program was inadequate to provide their child with an appropriate education, (2) a declaration that Maplebrook was an appropriate placement, and (3) reimbursement of expenses incurred at Maplebrook.