Capo Settles Special Education Suit for $130,000
A high schooler diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and his parent sued the Capistrano Unified School District over disagreements about when he should return to campus.
By Jenna Chandler
The Capistrano Unified School District is paying out $130,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a student who was forced to attend school despite a debilitating condition.
The 17-year-old suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome to the point that it affects his strength and alertness. He had been provided at-home instruction before the district "unilaterally" decided he should return to campus, according to court documents.
The district's Board of Trustees voted 6-0 last week to settle the lawsuit. The money is to go into an educational trust for the student to use through May 31, 2016.