Lawrence school considers changes to discrimination policies

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — School officials in Lawrence are considering changing district policies to prohibit forms of discriminatory behavior after school administrators told a high school student earlier this year that he couldn’t display a Confederate flag on his vehicle while on school grounds.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the school board’s policy advisory committee has recommended potential changes to the school board, which will decide whether to adopt them.

The committee’s recommended additions would affect three district policies: discrimination and harassment; hazing and bullying; and prohibited activity. Those policies currently prohibit verbal, physical and written discrimination or harassment. The committee recommends that the policies be expanded to include symbols and microagressions.

The school board is scheduled to discuss the committee’s recommendations June 13 and vote on them June 27.



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