Georgia Sued by DOJ for Alleged ADA Infractions

US Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is suing the Georgia Board of Education, alleging that students with disabilities are being segregated in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Department alleges that several schools in the state regularly send students with disabilities to the detention hall, where they are kept for hours at a time without any regular classroom curriculum.

The Georgia Independent newspaper said in an editorial: “This egregious action shows plainly that big government is not trying to help educate our students, but only stir up a hornet’s nest to keep its lawyers busy.”

Officials at the Department of Justice refused to comment on the case, issuing instead a brief statement that reads: “We are investigating what we consider to be legitimate charges, and will continue to press school officials in Georgia to be forthcoming with more information on the matter.”