ACLU sues West Virginia district over single-sex classrooms

Aug. 17, 2012
Complaint says separate classrooms at middle school in Wood County are unconstitutional

From The Charleston Daily Mail: The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia has sued to force the Wood County School Board to stop having separate classrooms for boys and girls at Van Devender Middle School. The complaint contends that the separation discriminates against girls. It says board members were aware of the legal requirement that participation in same-sex classrooms be voluntary, but did not provide students a co-educational alternative. The lawsuit also argues that the boys' classrooms are brighter and the rooms are kept cooler than the girls' classrooms.

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