UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
March 17, 2007
MIKEISHA BLACKMAN, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ET AL. DEFENDANTS.
Claim of Darius and Deborah Mans
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SPECIAL MASTER
This report is filed pursuant to the Order of Reference dated February 12, 1999 (Order of Reference) in Blackman v. District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 97-1629 (PLF) (Blackman). Plaintiffs Darius and Deborah Mans, parents of A. and S. Mans, filed, through counsel, a motion for a preliminary injunction on November 14, 2005. The Court referred the matter to the Special Master on November 15, 2005. The students in question attended the Lab School of Washington ("Lab School"), and the plaintiffs claimed that the defendants had failed to implement an HOD when it refused to pay invoices submitted by the Lab School.
Approximately two weeks before the filing of the motion for a preliminary injunction, the administrative staff of the Lab School filed a request for a hearing under procedures established in Petties, et al. v. District of Columbia, et al., 95-0148(PLF)). See Court Order of November 8, 2004. Attached to this report is correspondence to the parties in the Petties matter establishing a date and time for a preliminary teleconference.
Sometime following the teleconference, the District of Columbia Public Schools ("DCPS") reached a settlement agreement with the Lab School regarding funding for A. and S. Mans. Accordingly, the November 14, 2005, request for injunctive relief under Blackman is moot.
Elise Baach Special Master
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