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WUSA 9: Lawsuit on school bus system for students with disabilities filed against the OSSE

March 7, 2024

Snapshot of WUSA9 News Coverage about OSEE Lawsuit.

Alexis Wainwright of WUSA9 reports on new class action lawsuit filed on behalf of parents and guardians in the District:

A lawsuit has been filed against The Office of The State Superintendent of Education. Children’s Law Center alleges several families cannot rely on transportation that they provide for their kids with disabilities.

Thursday, the Arc of the United States, Children’s Law Center, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and Urban Affairs, and McDermott Will & Emery have filed a federal complaint on behalf of six families who say they have issues with transportation.

The District is Failing to Provide Transportation for Students with Disabilities

Parents and guardians of children with disabilities living in the District of Columbia, along with The Arc of the United States, filed a class action lawsuit on March 7, 2024 against DC’s Office of the State Superintendent for Education for failing to provide safe, reliable and effective transportation to and from schools for children with disabilities, thereby denying students equal access to their education and unnecessarily segregating them from their peers.

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