Sam Doe v. Pasadena Unified School District
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
Sacramento, February 17, 2016 - Students with mental health needs are denied an equal education as a result of their placement in a segregated school operated by the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), according to a class action lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles federal court. Read the class action complaint .