January 27, 2022

On January 27, 2022, DSB obtained an Order from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York awarding summary judgment dismissing a civil rights claim by a special needs student alleging that a school district had discriminated against him by, among other things, not enrolling him until directed to do so amid a dispute between the student’s parents and his elementary school over what middle school he would attend and the nature of the special education services that would be offered.  The Court previously allowed the matter to proceed to discovery but, upon further motion practice after discovery was completed, found that the undisputed evidence was such that the case should be dismissed as a matter of law.  Plaintiff has appealed.

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