December 4, 2023


It's Your Education

Feds look into Fairfax Co. Public Educational institutions above potential lack of accessibility for children with disabilities

The Fairfax County General public Educational institutions system is underneath investigation by federal schooling officers amid accusations that the college district unfairly constrained obtain for little ones with disabilities.

The Fairfax County General public Universities program is under investigation by federal instruction officers amid accusations that the university district unfairly minimal obtain for young children with disabilities.

Emphasizing that the investigation in no way signifies a violation exists, a letter despatched to Fairfax County Public Colleges superintendent Scott Brabrand says that the district declined to offer in-individual instruction to college students with disabilities, even though opening universities to in-individual kid care for typical education and learning learners.

The instance cited in the letter was from September 2020.

The investigation is becoming carried out by the U.S. Office of Education’s Business for Civil Rights.

The letter mentioned the investigation was triggered “due to disturbing stories involving the District’s provision of instructional providers to young children with disabilities all through the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Section of Schooling letter dated Jan. 12, 2021 indicated an intention to contact FCPS within just a week to define up coming techniques in the investigation.

On Feb. 11,  an FCPS spokesperson responded to a WTOP inquiry, expressing: “We obtained the letter — but have not gained any further info due to the fact that day.”

WTOP is awaiting reaction from the Office of Education about no matter whether the investigation is proceeding or if there is been a alter in timeline or intentions.

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