Indian River School District Settles Civil Rights Suit

Nov 1, 2019

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An agreement has been reached in a lawsuit that charged the Indian River School District had used an alternative education program as a dumping ground for African American students.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the consent order says that the district must end its use of the George Washington Carver Academy by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

The paper reports that hundreds of students were sent to the facility on the basis of so-called disciplinary grounds.

But the paper reports it interviewed students and parents before the consent order who said that the program did not help with either behavioral or academic problems.

Some students spent years in the program.

Currently there are only around twenty.