DPI Settlement - 2020
For reference's sake, the following is a simplified timeline of events as determined through a review of redacted documents provided by the DPI along with a detailed review of school board meeting agendas and minutes (where available). This is what was available to us through public records at the moment. We will happily add to, modify or correct if anyone can provide further details. (Anything underlined below is a link).
Harassment claim is reported to the district administration
District concludes its investigation and issues a judgement and sanctions
District sends letter outlining corrective actions to be taken in the district including staff training, further investigation of school culture regarding race, community outreach to local leaders to discuss culture regarding race
ACLU files Complaint/Appeal with the DPI
KASD is notified that a complaint has been filed with the DPI
School Board is notified of the DPI complaint in executive session
KASD lawyers submit a response to the DPI addressing the complaint
KASD lawyers notify the DPI that the district and complainant are entering into settlement negotiations
Complainant's lawyers notify DPI that the settlement offer has been rejected and they request the DPI issue a judgement
KASD is notified that the settlement offer has been rejected by complainant
District hosts first sponsored community meeting on "diversity"
(After a presumed renegotiation) District Admin signs the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) approved by the complainant as a settlement
KASD lawyer notifies the DPI of the settlement and submits the CAP and a request for dismissal of the complaint
The DPI accepts and signs the provided agreement and agrees to act as compliance officer
School Board is notified of the DPI Corrective Action Plan in executive session (presumably - cannot confirm from minutes, but implied based off agenda description)
District Admin signs MOU contract with GLEC/MAPS to define scope curriculum development and staff training
District hosts second sponsored community meeting on "diversity"
Community members raise concerns to the board about the beliefs and teachings of GLEC/MAPS
School board votes to "pause" the GLEC contract, define scope requirements and contact lawyers to ask if other groups can be considered
District Admin tells board that they can only select from pre-approved groups. Admin instructed to contact those groups
District Admin tells board that GLEC and ICS are willing to meet the new scope requirements. Board agrees to interviews
Board conducts public interview of GLEC/MAPS and ICS.
Board agenda indicates board to vote to hire one of these two groups
District scheduled to participate in third sponsored community meeting on "diversity"
$142,500 paid to student for KASD Administrative Misconduct and Violation of student's Civil Rights