Resource: E.H. v. Mississippi Department of Education

By: Southern Poverty Law Center

July 10, 2012

Southern Poverty Law Center

Almost two years after finding that Mississippi’s Jackson Public School District violated federal special education law, the Mississippi Department of Education had failed to hold the district accountable and ensure that its students with disabilities were receiving services mandated by federal law.

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a federal class action lawsuit in 2012 against the department on behalf of these students to ensure they receive the services they need to succeed in the classroom.