LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A complaint to the U.S. Department of Education has been resolved regarding African American high school students and access to advanced placement courses in Lee County, Ala.
After a five year investigation, the Lee County School District entered a resolution agreement to ensure that all students are provided equal access to these higher-level courses in order to prepare them for their future.
We spoke with the superintendent of Lee County schools, Dr. Mac McCoy, about the problem.
"It wasn't just one location that didn't have Advanced Placement courses," said Dr. Mac McCoy. "We have four high schools and two of which didn't have any, one that had one or two, then Smiths Station, being the larger school, it's easier to set AP courses up in a larger school."