Troy School Board reaches settlement in lawsuit - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Troy School Board reaches settlement in lawsuit

Posted: Updated:
Troy city councilwoman DeJarilyn Henderson has filed the lawsuit to stop a policy of the Troy City Schools System she said leads to racial segregation. Troy city councilwoman DeJarilyn Henderson has filed the lawsuit to stop a policy of the Troy City Schools System she said leads to racial segregation.
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Uptown Columbus turns blue for Light Up Columbus Glow Run benefiting Autism

    Uptown Columbus turns blue for Light Up Columbus Glow Run benefiting Autism

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:48:07 GMT
    April is Autism Awareness month, and despite the rain, several people turned out to Uptown Columbus Friday, April 18, to pound the pavement for a good cause. Light Up Columbus is glow run to benefit Autism.More >>
    April is Autism Awareness month, and despite the rain, several people turned out to Uptown Columbus Friday, April 18, to pound the pavement for a good cause. Light Up Columbus is glow run to benefit Autism.More >>
  • St. Luke Early Learning Center holds Easter Parade

    St. Luke Early Learning Center holds Easter Parade

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:48:07 GMT
    Students at St. Luke Early Learning Center didn't let the rain keep them from their early Easter festivities. We received iPhone video of today's annual Easter parade. Some students were in their Easter
    More >>
    Students at St. Luke Early Learning Center didn't let the rain keep them from their early Easter festivities.

    We received iPhone video of today's annual Easter parade. Some students were in their Easter costumes which they made for today's event.
    More >>
  • Blinded Veterans Association delivers Easter Baskets to Damascus Way

    Blinded Veterans Association delivers Easter Baskets to Damascus Way

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:03 GMT
    Some children staying at a local shelter got a special gift Thursday thanks to two giving organizations. Damascus Way and the Blinded Veterans Association worked together to deliver Easter baskets to chiMore >>
    Some children staying at a local shelter got a special gift Thursday thanks to two giving organizations. Damascus Way and the Blinded Veterans Association worked together to deliver Easter baskets to children living at Damascus Way. More >>
TROY, AL (WSFA) -

An ongoing federal lawsuit involving the Troy City School Board of Education ended with a settlement Wednesday.

The lawsuit claimed the school system was using a policy, which allows parents to request certain teachers, as a way to segregate students.

The school system has agreed to end the parent request policy. As a part of the agreement the school system with also partner with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance Program.

The school system claimed the policy only helped children learn and added that with a student population with a little more than 60 percent African-America, it's difficult to have an equal number of black and white students in every classroom.

The lawsuit was filed in August by Councilwoman DeJarilyn Henderson.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.