DCHS employees to receive civil rights training as part of federal discrimination agreement


David Crockett High School employees will receive civil rights training later this month as the result of a federal discrimination complaint.

Washington County Assistant Director of Schools Dr. William Flanary said the district entered into a voluntary agreement with the Office for Civil Rights after a complaint that alleged discrimination on the basis of race, disability and retaliation at DCHS.

Dr. Flanary said the agreement calls for staff training, including bullying prevention, among other things. He said because of the voluntary agreement, there will be no federal investigation.

“Washington County Schools has signed a resolution agreement with the Office of Civil Rights that does not stipulate or admit to any wrongdoing,” Dr. Flanary said. “We’re looking at our own internal policies and procedures just to sure up anything that they say that we should be doing that we’re not.”

As part of the agreement, Dr. Flanary said not only does Washington County not admit to anything improper, but the Office for Civil Rights also finds no wrongdoing. However, he said the district agreed to take steps to prevent similar situations in the future.

The civil rights training will take place on March 20.

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