Wood Co. Schools Face Single-Gender Class Lawsuit

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Single-gender classes at a middle school in Wood County are expected to be challenged in court.

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia has notified Wood County Schools that it plans to sue over separate classes for boys and girls in several subjects at Van Devender Middle School.
The notification came earlier this month after the school board rejected the ACLU's demand to end the classes.
Earlier this year, the ACLU sent letters to school officials in Kanawha, Cabell and Wood counties saying single-gender classes violate federal law.
The Cabell and Kanawha programs ended this summer. School officials attributed the decisions to logistical and administrative issues.
Wood County school officials say they believe the Van Devender classes comply with the law.