RAWSTORY.COM: Oregon homeowner’s association refuses to let bus come into neighborhood to pick up a girl with special needs: lawsuit
Sarah K. Burris
August 14, 2018
A child with disabilities is suing the Oregon Senate Republican leader and a Salem homeowners association board after it voted to bar a school from picking the child up.
According to The Oregonian, Sen. Jackie Winters serves on the HOA board that is allegedly violating federal and state housing laws.
Parents Erika Hernandez and Paolo Regalado are asking the court to allow the school bus into the Golf Course Estates to pick up their daughter for school and pay unspecified damages and legal fees. They also want the HOA to create a plan to provide equal access for residents with disabilities.
The parents explained that their daughter “has developmental disabilities and attends a special needs school.”
The girl’s school district developed an Individualized Education Plan for her that specifies “due to her disability and the associated concern that she may run into the street, she is to be provided transportation to school in which the school bus picks her up directly in front of her house,” the lawsuit alleges. “(Her) medical providers also found that (her) disability required that she be provided an assisted pick-up and drop-off in front of her home.” Read more: