This morning, parents are demanding that the Brentwood Union School District stop discrimination and retaliation against parents of children with special disabilities.
The protest began at roughly 9:00 am and was planned to last until 11:00 am at the District Offices. Protesters will return this evening for a sit-in during the Brentwood Union School District Board Meeting.
It was stated by a protester that the school district is not allowing a 5-year-old kindergartner who has missed over 45-days of the school year back into school. They claim the District is only allowing him to come back on a trial, however, the parent has to sign away their rights or the child can go to school anywhere but within the District.
The claim is that the BUSD is retaliating against a mother who filed complaint against the District to the California Department of Education in December. The mother also claims discrimination because of the race of her son.
Protesters claim the right to attend public school is being taken away.
Here is a copy of what was put out earlier today by the group:
Today: Parents for Special Education Reform Call for Action Please pass this along!!!
When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Sit-In) and @ 7:00 p.m. (School Board Meeting) We will begin gathering at 6:30 p.m. Where: BUSD District Office 255 Guthrie Ln., Brentwood
Why: To encourage the District To STOP treating children with disabilities unfairly and To STOP retaliating against parents who advocate on behalf of their children with disabilities. Please come out and support our children with disabilities and their parents. Support other parents like you by attending or sharing your own stories and challenges with the District! Both are welcome and much appreciated.
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