Ithaca Blog

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ithaca School Board Drops Fight Against Human Rights Compliance

The Ithaca School District's board last night voted to overturn a decision to challenge the legality of a state investigation of racial inequities and harassment in the city's schools. (See yesterday's Ithaca Blog for details.)

The vote was unanimous, and comes after months of controversy and protest that have gained national attention.

The vote was preceded by two hours of public comments from among 200 people in attendance. The decision was announced to applause and cheers.

Re-scheduling of hearings by the state's Human Rights Commission will now begin.

Stephen Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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