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Black Parallel School Board, SCUSD Reach Settlement

The Black Parallel School Board and several families have reached a settlement with the Sacramento City Unified School District in a lawsuit that challenged the district’s long-standing practice of excluding and segregating Black students with disabilities.

Initially filed in 2019, the lawsuit accused SCUSD of discriminatory segregation of students with disabilities and Black students with disabilities into highly restrictive classrooms and schools, plus other harmful practices laid bare in a 2017 report, based on a district self-audit.

Plaintiffs alleged this failure contributed to grossly disparate rates of suspension and expulsion of Black students that were among the state’s worst for Black boys in 2018-19, as well as for students with disabilities.

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