Saturday, December 26, 2009

Settlement forthcoming in Canton case

After turning down a settlement deal earlier this year, it seems the Canton School District in Illinois has reached an agreement with the plaintiffs. But no one is saying what that deal is--at least not until January 20, 2010 when it will be announced at a school board meeting. The deal was scheduled to be revealed last week, but on the advice of a district lawyer, the board held the announcement.
As a reminder, here are a few of the allegations from the original complaint filed in May 2009:
  • football and boys' basketball have better sound systems
  • the band, cheerleaders and other spirit squads attend boys' games, but not girls
  • district funding is not equitably distributed
  • and that there are inequities in equipment and locker rooms.