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Feds Receive Complaint against Bryan ISD

A federal complaint has been filed against the Bryan school district.

The Texas Tribune reports several organizations are asking for a change in discipline policies they say disproportionately harm black students.

Superintendent Tommy Wallis says there will be an internal investigation in addition to what is done by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

TommyWallis022013-1.mp3Comments from Tommy Wallis about the complaint.

Dr. Wallis says it’s a balancing act. On one hand, he doesn’t want students have a bad taste in their mouth about school.

TommyWallis022013-2.mp3Comments from Dr. Wallis about student conduct.

Wallis also wants to protect the district’s 16,000 students and 2,300 employees.

TommyWallis022013-3.mp3Comments from Dr. Wallis about protecting students and employees.

The Texas Tribune reports the complaint calls for a change to the Bryan school district’s student code to limit suspension, expulsion, and police responses to student misbehavior to only incidents that post a safety risk.

Click HERE to read the Texas Tribune article.

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Posted by on Feb 21 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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