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Complaints Filed Against Vancouver Public Schools

In the second installment of a three-part series, OPB reported on complaints filed by parents with children in the Vancouver Public Schools, including two families represented by Wiscarson Law. Both families reached a settlement with the District on special education issues, including excessive use of restraints and isolation, failure to follow laws regulating restraints and isolation, and failure to comply with reporting requirements. Read about…

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OPB Article on NW School District’s Treatment of Children with Disabilities

In the first installment of a three-part series, OPB reported on the misuse of physical restraints and isolation by school districts in Oregon and Washington against children with disabilities. The investigation raises questions about school districts not following laws regulating restraints and isolation, including failure to inform parents when restraints and isolation are used again their children, and the negative effects these practices have on children…

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Polk Itemizer-Observer: Dallas Parents Give Feedback on Special Education

The Polk Itemizer-Observer reported on a meeting between the Dallas School District and parents of students in special education, intended to give parents the opportunity to provide feedback and voice  concerns. Parent concerns shared at the meeting included the district’s failure to provide information to parents about student progress on IEP goals, district making changes to medication schedules without notifying…

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Eugene KEZI Report – Roseburg School District Bussing Issue

Eugene’s KEZI reported on an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights into the Roseburg School District’s practice of releasing disabled students before the end of the school day to load buses, resulting in lost education hours. Wiscarson Law filed the discrimination complaint on behalf of a Student, whose school day has been shortened by five…

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The News Review – Roseburg School District Disabled Student Busing Complaint

The News-Review reported on a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights on behalf of a Student represented by Wiscarson Law. The complaint alleges the Roseburg School District is discriminating against Student based on her disability by loading buses for disabled students before school gets out, resulting in a shortened school day. Read about it…

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Salem Statesman Journal on Complaints Against Dallas School District

The Salem Statesman Journal reported on five special education complaints against the Dallas School District in the last two years, in which the district was found to have violated laws protecting students with disabilities. According to the article, special education cases filed against the Dallas School District have increased in recent years, even though complaints statewide have decreased. Wiscarson Law…

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