July 17, 2009

Dear Parents,

On July 2, 2009, The Southern District of Ohio granted the parties’ Second Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Partial Class Action Settlement in the case of John Doe et al. v. State of Ohio et al., Case No. 2:91-cv-464 (“Doe v. State of Ohio”). The partial settlement, which is reflected in a Consent Order, concerns certain claims regarding the State of Ohio’s procedures for implementing the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Ohio students with disabilities and their parents or guardians have the ability to submit written comments or objections regarding the Consent Order. These comments or objections must be submitted by September 16, 2009 to:

Clerk of Courts United States District for the Southern District of Ohio Joseph P. Kinneary, U.S.Courthouse 85 Marconi Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43215 Attn: Judge Holschuh’s Docket

Consent Orders will be available upon request to your child’s school of attendance.


Timothy A. Dortch, Director of Student Services