Ross Valley School District Discrimination Investigation-

(December 2014) Chris Reynolds was retained by the Ross Valley School District and School and College Legal Services to investigate a formal complaint of racial discrimination and bias within a district-wide multi age program (MAP). The investigation included interviews of administrators, teachers, parents and other relevant witnesses. Evidence from historical policies and procedures were also reviewed in order to determine if the program had a practice of systematically discriminating against students who were minorities or had IEP plans. The investigation concluded the practices of MAP did not intentionally discriminate against students in protected classes. However, the policies and practices effectively created a student mix that was statistically lacking in minorities or students with IEP. Based on the investigation, the District immediately initiated plans to modify the practices of the program.