DRO continues to work on curbing the use of short school days for children who have disabilities. If your child has only gotten 1 or 2 hours of education a day because of behaviors related to a disability, please contact us for assistance.
Depending on your situation and our resources, we may be able to offer one of the following:
- a strategy for getting your child back into a full day of appropriate education through our intake process;
- help to file a complaint with ODE or the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights; or
- connect you with a volunteer attorney who has been trained to file a complaint.
If you have already contacted us, you can also fill out our anonymous survey.
As part of our overall strategy to stop districts from shortening school days, we have filed and settled 4 complaints with OCR about this issue.
We have also asked OCR to investigate the seriousness of the problem across the state and are working on support for a new statute that we hope to send to the legislature in 2016.
All of our efforts may be helped by more cases that show the seriousness of the problem.
If your child is able to attend school full time but is not being allowed to do that for extended periods of time, we’d like to hear from you.