Special Needs Transportation

Court supervision for D.C. bus service ends

Posted on November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 17-year court oversight of the city's special-needs pupil transportation services expired in early November after the parties in the case agreed to its dismissal, according to The Blog of LegalTimes.

News that the court supervision was on track to end was reported earlier this year.

Although the parties in the case, which is known as Petties v. D.C., agreed to end court oversight, the case will remain active until after a Dec. 19 fairness hearing on the proposed agreement reached by the plaintiffs and the city.

Plaintiffs in the Petties case accused city officials of failing to properly manage how special-needs students were transported to and from school. The case also dealt with the city's problems in making timely payments to special-education service providers, according to the blog post. The agreement to end court oversight comes in the wake of a report from David Gilmore, the supervising master appointed to monitor the system, finding that the city is in compliance with performance standards put in place by the court.

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