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Palo Alto Unified School District (CA) (09111337)

Palo Alto Unified School District (CA): In December 2012, OCR entered into a resolution agreement to resolve an allegation that the district failed to promptly, appropriately, and effectively respond to reports of ongoing and widespread harassment of a middle school student with an intellectual disability. To address these issues, the district agreed to disseminate a memorandum and give training to district administrators and a notice to staff, parents, and students regarding the district’s obligation to ensure a nondiscriminatory environment for students with disabilities; to revise its middle school handbooks to include disability as a basis that may give rise to a discrimination complaint; and to provide age-appropriate training for students regarding disability-based harassment.

Read the Resolution Letter PDF (130K) | Read the Resolution Agreement PDF (107K)


Last Modified: 01/15/2020