Sam Doe v. Pasadena Unified School District

Sam Doe v. Pasadena Unified School District – Equal Educational Opportunities for Students with Mental and Behavioral Health Needs

In February 2016 Disability Rights California and co-counsel filed this class action complaint against the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) to address the district’s practice of sending students with disability related behaviors to a segregated school called Focus Point Academy.

Plaintiffs are PUSD students who claim that at Focus Point they are not receiving an education that is comparable to their non-disabled peers. Plaintiffs want PUSD to provide the academics, supports and services they need in neighborhood schools.

Case Name: Sam Doe v. Pasadena Unified School District

Court and Case Number: United States District Court, Central District of California, 2:16-cv-00984-BRO-GJS

Judge: Hon. Virginia Phillips

Co-Counsel: Morrison Foerester LLP, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.

Significant Court Documents

Class Action Complaint