October 15, 2015
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, announced that they are no longer seeking a federal investigation into the district following an earlier complaint and investigation.
The district and Superintendent Jeff Harding agreed to adopt a new placement policy using objective measures such as placement tests, standardized tests and grades, and severely hinders subjective measures like recommendations.
“We are pleased that the MVLA is poised to implement a comprehensive policy that treats all students fairly,” said Kimberly Thomas Rapp with the Lawyers’ Committee. “We applaud the district’s new superintendent for the important first step of developing a written policy.”
Organizations mentioned/involved: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR)