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Volusia County School Board


On August 2, 2021, the United States executed a settlement agreement with the Volusia County School Board on behalf of the Volusia County School District (VCS) under Title II of the ADA.  The settlement agreement resolved allegations that the district punished students with disabilities for their disability-related behavior and denied them equal access to VCS’ programs and services through unnecessary removals from the classroom.  Under the agreement, VCS will revise and implement policies and practices to comply with the ADA, particularly those relating to attendance and removals, discipline, law enforcement involvement, and behavioral interventions and supports, provide staff training on the ADA, retain an outside behavioral supports consultant, and establish an ADA complaint procedure and tracking system.

On March 20, 2024, the United States announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with VCS to extend the term of the 2021 settlement agreement by two years.  The MOA also amends the settlement agreement to require VCS to take additional critical steps to achieve compliance with the ADA.  Under the agreement, VCS will implement a robust training program, as well as new procedures that govern law enforcement contact with students with disabilities and ensure that students receive appropriate behavioral supports.  

Individuals with information related to the department’s investigation and the district’s compliance with the settlement agreement are encouraged to report such information by email at

Press Release - Settlement Agreement

Press Release - Memorandum of Agreement

Case Open Date
Case Name
Volusia County School Board
Case Type
  • Education
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  • None
Updated March 22, 2024