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Class-Action Suit Alleging IDEA Violations

Bridgeport Board of Education

Connecticut Legal Services brought a class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court of Connecticut against the Bridgeport, Board of Education alleging violations of the students' civil rights of disabled students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The class action allegations were of overidentifying students as learning disabled, and other procedural violations. Judge Droney, for the court, dismissed the class-action complaint of plaintiffs citing that the plaintiffs needed to, and did not, exercise an exhaustion all administrative remedies. Mrs. M v. Bridgeport Board of Education 96 F. Supp. 2d 124 (D. Conn 2000).

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