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D.C. Wants Control Of Special Education Busing

City argues transportation has improved since 1995 lawsuit

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Lawyers for the District are asking a judge to return to the city full control of the transportation of special education students, years after problems led to a lawsuit over the issue, according to the Associated Press.

The city argues it has demonstrated it can provide safe and reliable school transportation to over 3,300 special education students, according to a document filed Thursday in federal court in Washington.

Bus service for special needs students has been under federal court supervision for years as part of a 1995 class action lawsuit. Problems with transportation included an insufficient number of buses to transport students and problems with punctuality and management. 

City officials now report a 94 percent on-time arrival rate for special education students, which is up from 30-40 percent in 2003. 

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