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Cover Story - June 14, 2013

Catalog of seven complaints since 2011

According to a spokesman from the U.S. Department of Education, between January 2011 and May 10, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights received seven complaints involving the Palo Alto school district, as follows:

* Two have been closed: one complaint alleged discrimination on the basis of sex in 2011; the other alleged disability discrimination in 2012 (see online sidebar, "Family reveals details");

* Two complaints were resolved with resolution agreements (one with the Terman Middle School student and the other involving 504 eligibility): Both alleged disability discrimination, and both resolution agreements are currently under monitoring by the Office for Civil Rights to ensure full implementation; and

* Three complaints are currently under investigation: Two complaints allege disability discrimination (one at Duveneck Elementary School and the other at a middle school); and one complaint alleges different treatment on the basis of race).

Online copies of stories and documents related to these cases are linked in a digital version of this story, "Family reveals details," posted on

—Terri Lobdell


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