ACLU Files Discrimination Complaint Against Cassia Schools
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A civil liberties organization says the Cassia County School District hasn't taken necessary steps to prevent discrimination following a high school student's discrimination complaint.
The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/1bDxoGi ) that the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho filed the complaint with the Idaho Human Rights Commission, saying the district hasn't changed policies to prevent gender and religious discrimination.
The new complaint from the ACLU also says a teacher suggested beating a student. Declo High School senior Sierra Norman and her mother Janeil Norman filed a complaint with the Idaho ACLU in October after Sierra was banned from running for student body president.
School officials say she wasn't eligible because she took too many dual-credit classes, but the Normans say the district's decision was related to the fact that Sierra is not Mormon. The other candidate is.