Disproportionality: Segregation Through Special Education


B.D. Compensatory Education

In March 2011, Law Center client B.D. was awarded compensatory education by an administrative hearing officer in his case against LMSD. B.D. is a student with average intelligence whose behaviors impeded his learning when LMSD failed to create a plan to assist him. The hearing officer found that although LMSD recognized that there was a need to help B.D. with his behavior; it made no attempt to conduct an assessment or to create an individualized plan for him. The hearing officer also held that LMSD failed to address B.D.’s truancy.