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Calif. District Settles Lawsuit Over Spec. Ed. for $6.7 Million

By Christina A. Samuels — August 30, 2005 1 min read
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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.”

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