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Investigative Report:  North Colonie SD Takes Corrective Actions to Address Findings of Abuse and Neglect of Students with Disabilities at Blue Creek Elementary School

DRNY issued a public report documenting abuse and neglect in a special education classroom at Blue Creek School and the corrective action taken by the North Colonie School District (North Colonie) to address its more troubling practices. DRNY launched an investigation in 2013 after receiving multiple complaints of improper use of physical restraints, failure to notify parents and guardians of the use of physical restraints, and other misconduct threatening the safety and wellbeing of elementary age students with significant disabilities at Blue Creek Elementary School. North Colonie initially refused DRNY access to the school, students, and requested records and DRNY brought a federal lawsuit Disability Rights N.Y. v. N. Colonie Bd. of Educ.. In 2016, the District Court upheld DRNY’s investigative authority.

​Read the Full Report: http://bit.ly/2pWfjfj

Read Press Release: http://bit.ly/2pWpT5S

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