Philadelphia schools to end transfer policy

06/5/2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Following a class-action lawsuit settlement, the Philadelphia School District will terminate a policy that allowed administrators to transfer elementary-school students with autism to new schools without parental notice. Moving forward, the district will communicate with parents, produce official documentation and give parents the opportunity to meet with officials to discuss a pending transfer. U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis said he will approve the settlement and praised it as a "well-crafted and fair compromise."

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