News in Brief
N.J. District Settles Case of Race-Based Bullying
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 5Published in Print: September 17, 2014, as N.J. District Settles Case of Race-Based Bullying