ST. LOUIS -- School officials in suburban St. Louis are eager to put an end to one end-of-the-year tradition—a list that typically includes sexually derogatory comments about female students.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Ladue School District is emphasizing a zero-tolerance policy. The district is threatening to suspend or even pull a senior’s participation in graduation if they’re caught participating.
The list goes back several years. Last year, a parent complained to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Now, the school district has reached an agreement with federal investigators. The district must pay for counseling for the seven girls targeted last year, if they choose to seek services. It also agreed to focus on anti-harassment measures and training.