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Judge dismisses Allderdice graduate's federal lawsuit against district

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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 12:48 p.m.
 

Pittsburgh Public Schools might have done more for a former Allderdice High School student who struggled to graduate after a chronic medical condition left her homebound for months at a time, but it didn't violate her rights, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

The former student, now 21, sued the district in November, challenging a state hearing officers August 2012 ruling in favor of the district. The lawsuit claims the district's individual plan to provide her with an education had several shortcomings.

U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab said in dismissing the case that the student, identified as K.K. in the lawsuit, had at most “demonstrated an imperfect plan imperfectly implemented,” but hadn't shown that school and district officials were indifferent to her plight.

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