The Office of Civil Rights reaches a resolution Agreement with the second largest school district in the Nation, the unified angels, to meet the needs of students with disabilities during the Covid-19 Pandemia 28 April 2022 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576,
  • The US Department of Education The necessary measures to ensure that students with disabilities receive educational services, including compensatory services, during and resulting from the COVID- 19 Pandemia.

    OCR investigated the provision of the district during the free public education pandemic (FAPE) to which the Federal Civil Rights Law entitles students with disabilities. OCR's research found that the district could not provide identified services in the individualized education programs of the students (IEP) and the plans of section 504 during remote learning. For example, OCR discovered that during remote learning, the district:

  • It limited the services provided to students with disabilities based on considerations other than the individual educational needs of students.
  • It could not be accurately accurately or tracked the services provided to students with disabilities.
  • Directed from district service providers that include attempts to communicate with students and parents, including emails and telephone calls, such as the provision of services, documenting such in student service records.
  • The staff reported that the district was not responsible for providing compensatory education to students with disabilities who did not receive FAPE during the closing period of the Covid-19 school because the district was not to blame for the closure. And,
  • He could not develop and implement an adequate plan to remedy cases in which students with disabilities did not receive a fape during remote learning.
  • The district agreed to solve these violations by creation and implementation of a comprehensive plan to address the compensatory education needs of students with disabilities due to COVID-19 pandemic.

    “Today's resolution will ensure that the more than 66,000 unified students from Los Angeles with Disabilities will receive equal access to education to which the Federal Civil Rights Law gives them law, including compensatory education for Any service that the District did not provide during the Covid-19 Pandemia, ”said Catherine E. Lhamon civil rights secretary. "I am deeply grateful for the district's commitment to meet the needs of its students with disabilities."

    Through the implementation of the Resolution Agreement, the District:

  • It will develop and implement a plan to properly evaluate and provide compensatory education to students with disabilities that did not receive a fape during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Appoint a plan administrator to implement the Plan for the Evaluation of Compensatory Education.
  • Convene the IEP and section 504 teams to determine if students did not receive regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet their individual needs during remote learning and determine compensatory education.
  • Trace and inform OCR the implementation of the Compensatory Education Plan. And,
  • Make the dissemination of parents, tutors, students and other interested parties to advertise the Plan for Compensatory Education and the role of the Plan Administrator
  • The Department of Education Lo It became a priority from the beginning of the Biden administration to reopen schools quickly and safely, and ensure that all students, including students with disabilities, had the same access to high quality education during COVID pandemic. While the department made it clear that students learn better


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