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					              Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Special Education
            Compliance Complaint, Due Process and Attorneys’ Fees Data
                                            (Data Contained No Personal Information)

From OUSD 2011-2016 Strategic Plan, Appendix C, Year 5 Landmarks
Goal 2: Prepared for Success in College and Careers
“There will be a significant decrease in the number of special education litigious and non-compliant cases.”

OUSD information provided in November 2012 about baseline (starting numbers) for this goal:
• Baseline number of compliance cases = 17;
• Baseline number of due process filings= 20
Note: OUSD unable to provide # non-compliant cases


OUSD Special Education Compliance Complaint Data 2008-09 to Present
Year                                                           2008-      2009-     2010-     2011-12         2012-13
                                                                09         10        11*                    As of 3/2013
# Complaints filed against OUSD**                               13          6         20        30               15
# Complaints where OUSD was out of compliance                   8           6        10         20           10; 2 under
with state or federal law (note: often multiple                                                             investigation
violations)
# Complaints where OUSD completed corrective                    1           2        3           4          5; 5 in process
actions by CDE-ordered timeframe***
# Complaints where CDE ordered compensatory                     1           1        3           6                4
education/services
# Complaints where CDE ordered monetary                         2           0        1           0                0
reimbursement to parent/guardian (reason unknown)
Source: CDE
* Years Strategic Plan was designed; Plan was initiated in 2009-10.
** Multiple violations complaints may be included within each compliance complaint
***Unreported if compensatory education or reimbursement was completed within CD-ordered timeframe


OUSD Due Process Filings Data, 2009-2010 to Present

Year                          2009-10                2010-11              2011-12           2012-13 as of
                                                                                               3/2013
# Due Process Filings            16                       24                 30                  16
Source: CDE; data prior to 2009-10 unavailable


OUSD Attorney Fees for Special Education Litigation, 2009-10 to 2011-12

Year                                         2009-10                   2010-11                 2011-12
Student Attorney Fees Reimbursed             124,850                   101,150                 114,520
District Attorney Fees                           33,749                32,869                  139,000
Total:                                       158,599                   134,019                 253,520
Source: OUSD

Compiled by SSmith for Oakland Tribune Education Report Blog, 4/2013

				
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