ACLU, Clovis Unified announce details on graduation feather agreement

Rory Appleton
June 3, 2015


A deal was made to allow a Clovis Unified graduating senior to attach the feather to his cap during the traditional tassel turn near the end of the graduation. A legal team from the ACLU, California Indian Legal Services and the Native American Rights Fund negotiated with Clovis Unified attorneys in Fresno County Superior Court. The legal team had sought a temporary restraining order against the district.

An agreement outlined that stakeholders would “discuss ways to improve communication regarding graduation dress code accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs and process for resolving such requested accommodations.”

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Organizations mentioned/involved: California Indian Legal Services (CILS)