ALERT! Largest Special Ed Settlement Ever!
Child Abuse by School Staff

Yellow Pages for Kids    l   Blog   l    Law   l    Advocacy    l  Training   l     Store    l  Subscribe   l    Sitemap   l   Contact Us

In This Alert ...

Circulation: 93,558
ISSN: 1538-320
January 7, 2014

Get All Wrightslaw Alerts!

Read Previous Issues


What's in Store at Wrightslaw?

The Wrightslaw Store

Wrightslaw Way Blog

Yellow Pages for Kids

Contact Info

Pete and Pam Wright
Wrightslaw & The Special Ed Advocate
P. O. Box 1008
Deltaville, VA 23043

The Antioch School Board approved a settlement of Eight Million dollars.

Parents of the eight victims alleged that the special education teacher slapped, pinched, and verbally abused her students. The Antioch, CA school administrators failed to report abuse suspicions to the authorities.

Some of the students were nonverbal children with autism in a Kindergarten class.

The parents sued the district and five current and former employees.

This appears to be the largest special ed settlement ever, having surpassed Steven Wyner's Manhattan Beach $6.7 Million case.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate learn more about the case, the parents concerns, and the failure of school administrators and staff that resulted in an $8 million settlement.

CA School District Settles Abuse Case

Learn more about the abuse allegations against the teacher and the school's failure to report the concerns as mandated by law in the Wrightslaw article Eight Million Dollar Settlement: Child Abuse by School Staff.

Violation of IDEA 2004 not alleged in this case.

Complaint: Evans v Antioch Unified School Dist.

Wrightslaw downloaded the Complaint filed in the U. S. District Court.

It is located in our pleadings page.

More about Abuse, Restraints and Seclusion in School.

Previous Record Settlement - $6.7 Million

In a previous settlement case in 2005, the District and CA DOE agreed to pay a record $6.7 million to a special education student and his parents for ongoing failure to provide FAPE.

Porter v. Manhattan Beach Unified School District

back to the top

What People Are Saying About The Special Ed Advocate Newsletter

"Thanks for the trustworthy information an support you provide through the Wrightslaw web site and newsletter. You helped our family act when we needed to - we are thriving now."


Great Products From Wrightslaw

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, by Pam and Pete Wright Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board

About the Book
To Order
About Book
To Order
About Book
To Order
About DVD Video
To Order