Was LAUSD’s plan to limit accessibility to Special Education Centers in the best interests of the students who needed those services?
The Chanda Smith consent decree should have helped every LAUSD student with special education needs. Instead, it harmed the most vulnerable.
Thanks to all the effective voices that made this possible for our youth!” – Mónica García, 12/14/16 During last week’s LAUSD meeting, the Board suddenly reversed course and abandoned a carefully compromised plan that would have slowly returned the beginning of the school year closer to its traditional Labor Day start. Without a warning to […]
Last month, the 9th Circuit overruled a lower court and stated that parents did have the right to intervene on behalf of their children as they fight to keep special education centers as a choice available to them during the IEP process. While the LAUSD’s lawyers had reportedly already filed the paperwork, the Governing Board […]
“The district court further erred when it found intervention unnecessary to protect appellant’s’ interest in ensuring the receipt of public education consistent with their disabilities and federal law.” – Judge Carlos T. Bea The LAUSD claims that “special education centers are unnecessary because the District can ‘provide all supports and services…at a general education site”, […]
When we say $1.4 billion for special ed and we only have $700 million from the federal government and the other $700 million are coming from every child in this district, I’m not about defunding special ed. I just know that we have a serious issue to how can we serve our own kids?” -Monica […]