LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ A federal complaint is alleging that Kentucky's largest school district discriminated against blacks and students with disabilities by using harsh disciplinary methods against them. The complaint was filed Friday against Jefferson County Public Schools on behalf of six students and their families.
The complaint alleges harsh disciplinary practices were overused against the students. It calls for a revised school code of conduct, greater community involvement and accountability in reviewing disciplinary practices in the school system that includes Louisville.
A call seeking comment from the Jefferson County public school system was not immediately returned.
The complaint says black students and students with disabilities account for a disproportionate number of suspensions.
Legal organizations bringing the complaint include the Southern Poverty Law Center, Kentucky Protection and Advocacy and the Children's Law Center.