The complaint filed by the Education Law Center says that students were pushed down stairs and called names.
The District failed to evaluate incoming kindergartners and 1st graders with special needs.
In a filing with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, the Education Law Center says that the students are being denied their right to a free and appropriate education.
Advocates say it is an improvement, but they still have concerns.
City Council had passed a resolution urging rejection. At a contentious meeting, SRC also hears calls for it to vote itself out of existence.
At Roosevelt Elementary School, the Department of Education found, Quiadier Mitchell was not getting adequate special education services. He is just one of many students impacted by inadequate staffing. The District pledges things will be different this year.
An interview with Maura McInerney of the Education Law Center