Equity & Discrimination

M.A.B. v. Board of Educ. Talbot Cnty.

On joint motion for stay, district court administratively closes subject to being reopened, if necessary, by either party. The parties are directed to file a joint status report on or before January 13, 2017.

Key Federal Agency Guidance 2008-2017

Key Federal Agency Guidance Affecting Schools November 2008 - February 2017. 

2017 Annual Notices

This chart describes some of the notices required by federal law, including the method required to give notice where it is specified in the statutes and/or regulations, and provides links to documents that may be used in writing such notices. 

Policies Required By Federal Law - June 2017

This chart lists Federal laws and regulations that require a policy, written procedure, or form,. School districts may need to adopt additional policies that are not included in this chart as required by state law.  

G.G. v. GCSB, No. 16-1733 (4th Cir. Jul.6, 2016)

GCSB emergency motion to stay enforcement of the district’s court order granting G.G.’s motion for a preliminary injunction allowing G.G. to use the boys’ restroom at school.

G.G. v. GCSB, No. 16-1733 (4th Cir. filed Jul. 4, 2016)

Fourth Circuit panel, in a 2-1 split, denied GCSB’s emergency motion seeking to stay enforcement of the district court’s preliminary injunction pending GCSB interlocutory appeal to the Fourth Circuit of the district court’s issuance of the preliminary injunction.  

Berger v. U.S. Dep't of Justice/North Carolinans for Privacy

Order denying Berger’s motion to consolidate suit with McCrory v. United States denied. Court sua sponte transferred case to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

G.G. v. GCSB

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District order denying school board's motion for a stay of the preliminary injunction allowing G.G. access to the boys' bathroom at school until the court decision on the merits of the student's claims.

Diversity efforts upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

In a 4-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today recognized the educational benefits of diversity. At issue in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas was whether a race-conscious admissions policy designed to enhance diversity is constitutional and if diversity constitutes a valid educational goal. The Court upheld the University's policy.

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