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Calif. District Settles Lawsuit Over Spec. Ed. for $6.7 Million
The Manhattan Beach, Calif., school district has settled a special education lawsuit for $6.7 million, bringing to an end six years of litigation between the district and the parents of a student with autism.
The parents, whose now-17-year-old son is still enrolled in a Manhattan Beach public school, contended that the district failed to provide the boy with proper reading, language, and socialization instruction, according to their lawyers.
In a press release on the Aug. 10 settlement, the 6,400-student district said that “while there may have been areas of disagreement in the past, both parties have negotiated intensively to produce this settlement agreement.”
Vol. 25, Issue 01, Page 5Published in Print: August 31, 2005, as Calif. District Settles Lawsuit Over Spec. Ed. for $6.7 Million