June 19, 2007

South Dakota School District Settles Bias Suit, Agrees to Ombuds

A settlement has resolved a class-action lawsuit alleging the Winner School District discriminated against American Indians by disciplining them more harshly than white students. Under the terms of the settlement, the district will hire a full-time ombudsman to serve as a liaison between Indian families and school officials. (Rapid City Journal.)

Update 9/21/07: Turns out, it's not an organizational ombuds. (Job posting.)

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