Justice Department Protects Students with Disabilities from Classroom Removals and Discipline

Aug 5, 2021 | Advocacy, Behavior, Discipline, Federal Standards

Students with disabilities who experience behavioral challenges have rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act when facing removal from their classroom or discipline. The United States Justice Department announced that it reached a settlement agreement with Volusia County School District (VCS) in Florida. The settlement resolved a complaint alleging that the district excluded students with disabilities from classrooms, disciplined students with disabilities for disability-related behaviors, and inappropriately involved law enforcement.