WCSD, Dailey reach agreement regarding special needs child

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Updated: 7/03/2014 6:37 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Washoe County School District has come to an agreement with a parent arrested for trespassing on May 8.

Larry Dailey was detained after he entered the Washoe County School Administrative Building on Ninth Street. Dailey said he was there on behalf of his special needs child.

Both sides met on Wednesday, and according to the school district, the following agreement was reached:

"Mr. and Mrs. Dailey met with Superintendent Martinez on July 2, 2014 to discuss outstanding issues related to services provided to Mr. and Mrs. Dailey’s child, as well as global issues related to the District’s special education department. The meeting was very productive and allowed both parties to openly discuss and address Mr. and Mrs. Dailey’s concerns and more.

Both parties agreed that the District should develop a process to hear and address the concerns of all WCSD parents who have children with disabilities. They also believe that the process should strive to effectively deal with those concerns at appropriate levels of the special education system. Some steps, such as the formation of a special education advisory committee, are already in progress.

The parties believe that the issues discussed at the meeting will allow a fresh start and provide both parties with a more open dialogue moving forward. Another result from this meeting is that the trespass warning issued to Mr. Dailey on May 8, 2014 has been lifted. The parties believe that a positive and open relationship is in everybody’s best interests."

Dailey was also arrested last year for trespassing at the school district. Afterwards, the district issued a formal apology and paid Dailey $17,500 as part of a court settlement.

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NVAdvocate - 7/4/2014 4:26 PM
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Well this is encouraging. I'm so glad to see the tide turning in what had been a veritable war against parents of children. Perhaps we can end barbaric practices like arresting elementary school kids with disabilities, and instead focus on ending harassment and discrimination against these children that leads to so many issues in the first place. Good job to all involved.

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