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CLASS ACTION CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT:
“(OCTOBER 11, 2005, Oakland, CA) - Four elementary school-age students, along with the American Diabetes Association, filed an unprecedented civil rights complaint today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of CA seeking class action relief against the CA Superintendent of Public Schools, the CA Department of Education, members of the California Board of Education, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, the Fremont Unified School District, and their Superintendents and Boards of Trustees.
Federal Laws Protecting Children with Diabetes
Federal Laws - Understanding your Child's Rights in Child Day Care Centers
Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits schools and child care facilities (as well as many other institutions and businesses) the receive federal funds from discriminating against people on the basis of disability, and this does include private schools.
According to Wright's Law:
Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that the child with a disability has equal access to an education. The child may receive accommodations and modifications.
Unlike the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),
Section 504 does not require the
school to provide an individualized educational program (IEP) that is designed
to meet the child's unique needs and provides the child with educational
benefit. Fewer procedural safeguards are available for disabled children and
their parents under Section 504 than under IDEA.
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