Chanda Smith V. Los Angeles Unified School District
Chanda Smith is the 1993 seminal class action lawsuit against Los Angeles Unified School District that has served as a blueprint for establishing a comprehensive system for delivery of special education supports and services to students with special needs.
As a result of the litigation, LAUSD students have enjoyed district-wide improvements in identifying eligible students, timey assessment and individualized education program planning, access to related services, inclusion and placement in the least restrictive setting.
Case Name: Chanda Smith v. Los Angeles Unified School District
Court and Case Number:United States District Court, Central District of California, 93-7044 RSWL
Judge: Hon. Ronald S.W. Lew
Co-Counsel: Newman, Aaronson, Vanaman