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School board needs to open up discussion of OCR rulings
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on Aug 23, 2013
Eight months ago our community learned that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that Palo Alto school district violated the civil rights of a disabled middle school student by failing to protect her from harassment based on her disability. (The OCR is the branch of the Education Department that ensures that schools and colleges follow federal civil rights laws, by investigating complaints and assisting districts in complying with the law through activities such as training and review of policies).
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posted Friday, August 23, 2013, 12:00 AM