This Notice (click to open) reflects, the action concerns the NYC Dept. of Education’s alleged systemic failure to provide “transition services” as part of the process of preparing students for the transition to adult life after secondary school. The plaintiff Class is defined as students with IEPs (Individualized Education Program) who are living in New York City, are between the ages of 14 and 21, and have been placed by the New York City Department of Education either in a New York City public school, or in a non-public school that has been approved by the New York State Education Department.
The Class is estimated to consist of roughly 50,000 students. The Notice explains how the proposed settlement will benefit the Class and what the next steps are.
On March 25, 2022, United States District Court Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy signed an Order provisionally approving the plaintiff Class in an action entitled N.G. by F.E., et al. v. NYCDOE et al. 14 CV 6529 (RML). Judge Levy provisionally appointed the law firm, Mayerson & Associates, as Class counsel, provisionally approved the proposed settlement of the action, and directed that notice of the pending settlement be given to the Class. Job Path is one of about a dozen not-for-profits who are receiving notice of the proposed settlement. On June 28, a “fairness hearing” will be held to determine whether the proposed settlement will be finally approved and implemented.