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COVID-19 Video Resources for Families

For families that would like additional information, or visual representations, please find below links to a variety of video resources: A Message From ODE Director Colt Gill on the 2020-21 School Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MkfD3Sr0vQ&feature=youtu.be Return-to-School FAQ and Q&A Sessions for Beaverton School District: https://www.youtube.com/BeavertonSchools Oregon’s Guidance On the Next School Year (KGW News): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64nnHGmFNSw Message to PPS Students: https://www.pps.net/Page/15080 Message from…

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McMinnville School District – Office for Civil Rights

An Office for Civil Rights (OCR) complaint was recently filed against McMinnville School District (District.) The complaint alleges that the District’s websites discriminate against people with disabilities because the websites are inaccessible. The complaint was accepted by OCR and is currently being investigated. http://wiscarsonlawpc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/10201125-Notification-Ltr-C.pdf

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Hood River County School District – Office for Civil Rights

An Office for Civil Rights (OCR) complaint was recently filed against Hood River County School District (District.) The complaint alleges that the District’s websites discriminate against people with disabilities because the websites are inaccessible. The complaint was accepted by OCR and is currently being investigated. http://wiscarsonlawpc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/10201151-Notification-Ltr-C.pdf

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Hood River County School District Due Process

Wiscarson Law attorneys Diane Wiscarson and Taylar Vajda recently represented a Hood River County School District family in Due Process litigation. After several weeks of trial, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) found in the student’s favor. The ALJ determined that the student had been denied a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for the entirety of the 2018 – 19 school…

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Hood River Voluntary Resolution

A complaint was recently filed with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) against the Hood River County School District (District). The complaint alleged that District was violating accessibility standards, such as not having enough accessible parking spots or appropriate wheelchair ramps. Before OCR issued their ruling, the District agreed to address these issues by signing a Voluntary Resolution Agreement (Agreement).…

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Yamhill County’s News-Register Summary

The McMinnville School District recently agreed to address a complaint that the District was dismissing students with disabilities earlier than their general education peers. This early dismissal led to reduce instruction time, which violates federal law. The superintendent of the District signed a voluntary resolution with the Office of Civil Rights that will require the District to “assess its programs,…

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