Webinar: Sacramento City Unified School District: An Information Session About the District’s Duty to Complete Special Education Assessments During COVID-19

Learn about the California Department of Education’s recent decision requiring the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) to complete outstanding special education assessments during COVID-19, SCUSD’s plan to complete outstanding special education assessments, and advocacy tips for families.

Information Session:
Sacramento City Unified School District: An Information Session About the District’s Duty to Complete Special Education Assessments During COVID-19

Learn about the California Department of Education’s recent decision requiring the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) to complete outstanding special education assessments during COVID-19, SCUSD’s plan to complete outstanding special education assessments, and advocacy tips for families.

About the information session:

On January 19, 2021, the California Department of Education (CDE) issued a decision in favor of students with disabilities within the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). The CDE found SCUSD violated special education laws by failing to complete hundreds of special education assessments since March 2020. In March 2020, SCUSD schools closed, and SCUSD offered distance learning to its students because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In its decision, the CDE ordered SCUSD to develop a plan by February 2, 2021 for how it will complete all outstanding special education assessments by July 30, 2021.

This meeting will provide information and advocacy tips, including:

  • Students’ Rights to Special Education Assessments During COVID-19
  • An Overview of CDE’s January 19, 2021 Decision Against SCUSD
  • Any Known Information Regarding SCUSD’s Plan to Complete Outstanding Special Education Assessments
  • How to Request Compensatory Education if Your Child’s Assessment Has Been Delayed
  • How to file Compliance Complaints with the CDE Against Other School Districts

Co-Hosts:

  • Equal Justice Society
  • National Center for Youth Law
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty

DRC, along with co-hosts Equal Justice Society, National Center for Youth Law, and Western Center on Law and Poverty, represent the Black Parallel School Board and three individual students in a federal lawsuit filed against SCUSD in September 2019. More information about this lawsuit is available at: https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/cases/black-parallel-school-board-et-al-v-sacramento-city-unified-school-district

Register for the Information Session

After your register you will receive an email with the link to log into the Information Session.
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