After nearly 3 years of legal back and forth, the Kern High School District settled with plaintiffs regarding a lawsuit that questioned the district's discipline practice.
A press conference to talk about the Kern High School District lawsuit settlement will take place Wednesday morning. Plaintiffs in the case are expected to share details in the lawsuit.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A press conference involving the Kern High School District lawsuit settlement took place on Wednesday morning.
Attorneys and organizations involved with the case shared details in the lawsuit, which involved Latino and Black students being expelled from school at a higher rate than white students.
In 2009, the district had more than 2,200 expulsions, the highest of any district in the state.
Latino students were being expelled at a rate 350 percent higher than white students, while black students were being expelled at a rate of 600 percent more than white students.
According to the California Department of Education, these numbers have dropped since.
The district is now agreeing to $670,000 as part of this lawsuit and to strengthen training programs related to disciplinary practices.
The conference will take place at 10 a.m. at the Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance building on California Avenue.
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