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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Flagler County Settles With SPLC



From Bay News 9 :

'The complaint alleged that while black students made up 16 percent of the district, they accounted for 31 percent of all out-of-school suspensions.  Instead of fighting back, school leaders sat down with the SPLC to try to find a solution. And that solution was approved Tuesday night by the school board. According to Amir Whitaker, an attorney for the SPLC, what this does is “create more preventions, more interventions and address the issue for all 13,000 students in Flagler..The Southern Poverty Law Center still has federal civil rights complaints against the school districts of Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa and Suwannee Counties."

Read the settlement here

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