Published Online: September 16, 2014
Published in Print: September 17, 2014, as N.J. District Settles Case of Race-Based Bullying

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N.J. District Settles Case of Race-Based Bullying

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A southern New Jersey district has agreed to pay a student $75,000 to settle allegations that the district failed to take appropriate steps to end years of race-based bullying.

The girl, who is black, attended Franklin Township's Main Road School in Gloucester County from 2005 to 2009. She claimed students called her race-based names and made bias-driven comments.

The district denied it engaged in unlawful discrimination and said that its administrators acted on the student's allegations.

However, New Jersey's civil rights division in 2011 issued a finding of probable cause against the school.

Vol. 34, Issue 04, Page 5

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