Aug 25, 2010 9:37 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals set
oral arguments for Oct. 5 to consider the ACLU's appeal of a
federal district judge's decision to allow single gender classes to
continue at a Kaplan middle school.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the
Vermilion Parish School Board in September 2009 claiming the
single-gender classes at Rene Rost Middle School were
discriminatory and violated students rights to an equal education.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Rost
parent and her two daughters.
A federal district judge ruled in April that the all-boys and
all-girls classes could continue under court-mandated conditions
addressing errors in the program's planning and implementation.