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 the Consent Order below, concerns certain claims regarding the State of Ohio’s procedures for implementing the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). The consent order is located below, as is a notice describing the lawsuit, the proposed settlement and upcoming proceedings on this matter. Ohio students with disabilities and their parents or guardians have the ability to submit written comments or objections regarding the Consent Order. All comments or objections must be submitted by September 16, 2009 to:

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

The notice and consent order can be found at http://www.education.ohio.gov homepage under features or keyword search Special Education Consent Order.