An advocacy organization that alleged abuse at a school in Holyoke, Mass., will not take action against the school district, according to local news reports.
The Disability Law Center in Massachusetts announced this week it would not take legal action against the district after it alleged staff at a school hit and physically abused students with disabilities.
As part of its agreement with the organization, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which has control of the Holyoke district, will limit the use of restraints and seclusion of students in the school and make improvements to the Peck School building, according to MassLive.com.
Paez has denied any wrongdoing. In an article in MinnPost this week, Paez called the Disability Law Center's claims "sensationalized allegations."
"Unfortunately, the whole process of my selection was compromised when perception became more prevalent than facts," he said.