Outrage came after ‘slave auction’ at NC school. Here’s what the district plans to do.

By: | March 16, 2022

Chatham County Superintendent Anthony Jackson said Monday he wants to crack down on issues of discrimination in the school district after reports of a student “slave auction” drew widespread criticism and national attention.

The Chatham County school board unanimously approved Jackson’s recommendations to ensure there is a swift response if a staff member or student reports any form of discrimination — and to prevent a similar incident from occurring in the future.

Jackson proposed a plan to give more teeth to existing policies surrounding student conduct and discrimination, establish support systems for students, train the district’s staff and hire new personnel. The school board unanimously approved the plan.

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