Flagler Co. school district changing policy after civil rights group alleges unfair treatment of



The Flagler County School district will vote on an agreement between the district and the Southern Poverty Law Center in about two weeks after the Law Center filed a complaint claiming the district unfairly disciplined African-American students.
The complaint was filed in 2012 after the Southern Poverty Law Center found that though the district's percentage of African American students is 16 percent, black students accounted for 31 percent of school suspensions for the 2011 school year.
The district isn't admitting fault in the complaint filed against them, but does admit that there are weaknesses in the school system that need to be addressed.
A major component of the agreement is the change in the amount of days that students will receive an out-of-school suspension from 10 days down to five days, so students don't miss out on their education. Employees of the district will also continue cultural sensitivity training.
The school board will vote on the agreement June 16.
It is expected to pass. 


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