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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 21, 2015

Statement Of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara On Letter To New York City Department Of Education About Noncompliance With ADA

            “This morning, my Office issued a letter to the New York City Department of Education setting forth the findings of our investigation into the physical accessibility of New York City public elementary schools.  Our investigation revealed that, 25 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City is still not fully compliant, and children with disabilities and their families are being denied the right to equal access to a public school education.  We have asked the City for a response, including an outline and timeline of corrective actions that will remedy this unacceptable state of affairs.”

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Updated December 21, 2015