Discrimination Complaint Filed Against Wake County Schools

On September 24, SCSJ filed a discrimination complaint against the Wake County School Board and the Wake County Public School System. The complainants include the NAACP, NC H.E.A.T. (a Wake student organization), and Quinton White (a Wake County high school student). The Title VI federal civil rights complaint alleges:
1. The School Board engaged in intentional discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin when it made certain reassignments in April of 2010.
2. These reassignments have a disparate negative impact on students on the basis of race, color or national origin.
3. The disciplinary policies employed by the Wake County Public School System have a disproportionately negative impact on African American students.
The Department of Education has begun an initial investigation process. Follow the links below to read the complaint , the appendix (containing detailed reassignment data), and all of the exhibits submitted in support of the complaint.
Title VI Complaint against Wake County School Board
Appendix A – Reassignment Maps and Figures
Exhibit 1 – 4/6/10 Board Meeting Minutes
Exhibit 2 – Greater Schools in Wake Coalition, “The Need to Know More about What the Academic Research Says”
Exhibit 3 – Wake County Public School System: Board Policy – Transfer of School Assignment (6203)
Exhibit 4 – Greater Schools in Wake Coalition: Student Transportation Fact Sheet
Exhibit 5 – Updated Node Membership Data
Exhibit 6 – Wake County Public School System: Student Assignment Policy (with deletions)