ACLU-West Virginia Head Says Litigation With Wood Co. Schools Possible

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Aug 1, 2012 10:14 am

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia says Wood County school officials could avoid a lawsuit over single-gender classes by showing compliance with federal law.

ACLU-West Virginia executive director Brenda Green says litigation is a possibility, but she says the ACLU is still investigating the classes at Van Devender Middle School.
 
The civil rights organization notified Wood County Schools in July that it would sue if the school system didn't end the single-gender classes.
 
Green says the letter was intended as a warning.
 
School officials say they believe the classes comply with the Title IX law.
 
The law prohibits schools receiving federal funding from discriminating based on gender.
 
 
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