Tuesday, June 30, 2015

School District Settles Anti-Semitic Harassment Claims For $4.48M

The New York Times reported yesterday that upstate New York's Pine Bush School District has agreed to a $4.48 million settlement in a suit against it by five current and former Jewish students who claimed pervasive anti-Semitism. The suit claimed that school officials showed deliberate indifference to anti-Semitic harassment from fellow-students in 3 of the district's schools.  The settlement also calls for teacher and staff training on recognizing and reporting anti-Semitism, revision of policies on bullying and discrimination, and curricular reform. (See prior related posting.)