May 19, 2008

Santa Monica Schools Considering Ombuds for Special Education Disputes

Beset by problems with its special education program, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board is considering systemic improvements to change the contentious dynamic between the district and the community. Among other things, board president Oscar de la Torre has suggested an impartial district Ombuds to mediate disputes between parents and the district. (SMMUSD Agenda; Malibu Times; Santa Monica Daily Press; The Look Out News.)

Other municipalities considering school Ombuds programs: Philadelphia; Loudon County; Little Rock; Pasadena; New Orleans; and Boulder.

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