Oxford special needs student lawsuit dropped

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — The Oxford School District and the parents of a special needs child have agreed to drop legal action that began over a year ago.

The school district was ordered in 2010 to $60,000 to reimburse the parents $60,000 of their cost of having to send their child to an out-of-state school.

The school district appealed as did the parents. The Oxford Eagle reports that the decision to drop the lawsuit, initially filed in 2009, came Dec. 20 during a federal court ordered settlement conference.

The parents had asked to be reimbursed for expenses for placing their child in a residential school out of state because they contended the Oxford School District was not providing services they said their child needed.