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US court tosses suit on Boston schools

Disabilities issues not addressed

A federal court judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit Friday against the Boston public schools for routinely delaying the enrollment and evaluation of preschoolers with disabilities.

The School Department prevailed on a procedural issue. Judge Rya W. Zobel said the parents of the two toddlers at the center of the case filed the lawsuit prematurely, having failed to exhaust all other remedies before turning to litigation, as required by federal law.

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