Vermilion Board Vote Ends Single-Sex Classes
The Vermilion Parish School Board has voted unanimously to suspend single-sex classes at Rene Rost Middle School next year.The Advocate reports David Dupuis, the school's principal, told the board Thursday very few parents elected to place their students in the single-sex classes in some grade levels.
The board's attorney, Calvin "Woody" Woodruff, says the decision should make moot an ACLU of Louisiana lawsuit filed in 2009 by a Rost parent and her two daughters.
The suit claimed the classes are discriminatory and violated students' rights to an equal education and other federal regulations.
The board first approved the single gender classes in summer 2009.