A 6-year-old Palos Verdes Estates girl, paralyzed from the neck down, wheeled herself into a kindergarten room today while school officials waited for copies of a court order requiring she be allowed to attend regular classes.
"It was very smooth. She arrived on campus and drove herself in her wheelchair over to her classroom," school spokeswoman Nancy Mahr said.
A ruling by state hearing officer Spencer Joe gave Stephanie Stratford the right to attend regular classes provided by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. School started today.
The district's attorney, Sharon Watt, said Sunday she would recommend that the order be appealed to state or federal court. (Story, Part 2, Page 1).