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Title VI: Christina School District (DE) (03-10-5001)

Christian County Public Schools (District) entered into a voluntary Resolution Agreement to resolve a Title VI compliance review that OCR initiated that focused on whether the District subjected African American students to discrimination on the basis of race by disciplining them more frequently and more harshly than similarly situated white students.  The agreement, entered into prior to the conclusion of OCR’s investigation, resolved OCR’s compliance review.  The District agreed to:  ensure to the maximum extent possible that misbehavior is addressed in a manner that does not require removal from school; collaborate with experts on research-based strategies designed to prevent discrimination in the implementation of school discipline; provide students who engage in disruptive behaviors with support services designed to decrease behavioral difficulties; review and revise the disciplinary policies, and implement disciplinary practices that will effectively promote the fair and equitable administration of discipline; provide training for staff and administrators on the disciplinary policies, and implement programs for students and parents and guardians that will explain the district’s disciplinary policies and behavioral expectations; effectively address school climate issues; and improve the disciplinary data collection system in order to evaluate discipline policies and practices.  
Read the Press Release | Read the Resolution Letter download files MS WORD (325K) | Read the Resolution Agreement download files MS WORD (191K)

Last Modified: 01/15/2020