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Parents of special needs students file lawsuit against Clark County School District

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Posted at 9:19 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 12:19:43-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Clark County School District by parents of special needs students.

The lawsuit is claiming violation of civil rights, professional negligence, unjust enrichment/personal liability, violation of COPA and several other things,

Parents are alleging that CCSD has failed to provide their children with an adequate education during school closures.

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The lawsuit was filed in District Court on Aug. 21 and names Supt. Jesus Jara, Region 1 Superintendent Dustin Mancl, the CCSD trustees and the district as defendants.

According to the lawsuit, CCSD is failing to provide a free and appropriate education as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and in conformity with students’ individual plans.

The lawsuit alleges that the school district was aware that it would to return to in-person learning long before the school year commenced and actively worked to prevent a return to school. Parents want the schools to reopen to allow students with special needs to go back to the classroom.

Or, if that is not possible, parents want CCSD to give them the funds it receives to educate special needs students so they can use it to seek education elsewhere.