J.R. v. Oxnard School District
This class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of students with disabilities from working class, primarily Spanish speaking families who have been denied their rights to required educational supports and services because the Oxnard School District fails to ensure that it appropriately identifies and timely evaluates students for special education.
Rather than making timely referrals for special education assessments when students exhibit signs of a disability, the Districts relies on informal Student Success Team meetings, which result in little or no special education services or empty referrals that put the onus on parents to secure and pay for services for their children. The lawsuit seeks systemic reform of policies and practices to ensure that students who require special education services are timely identified and served.
Case Name: J.R. v. Oxnard School District
Court and Case Number: United Stated District Court, Central District
Judge: Hon. John A. Kronstadt
Co-Counsel: Learning Rights Law Center, Law Office of Shawna L. Parks
Significant Court Documents
- Lawsuit alleges systemic wrongdoing in Oxnard School District's special education system VC Star, Nov 21, 2017
- CRITICAL MASS | Oxnard School District hit with multiple lawsuits over special ed services VCReporter, Sep 26, 2016