‘Insufficient evidence’ in WCPS student discrimination case

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Following a federal complaint alleging discrimination against a special education student at a Warren County public school, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said there was insufficient evidence in the case.

The complaint was filed back in May by Brandi LeMay through the Office for Civil Rights, alleging that the Warren County school did not follow the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a student with Down syndrome, Lemay’s daughter.

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The Warren County Public Schools District sent WBKO News the following statement about the investigation, which reportedly determined there was “insufficient evidence” in the case:

“Regarding the 10/11/2022 story reported by WBKO reporter Kelly Dean regarding a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) against Warren County Public Schools (WCPS), please note that After completing its investigation, OCR found that there was insufficient evidence to support any findings against WCPS, as alleged in the complaint. As stated at the time of publication, WCPS is committed to working with the parties involved to reach an acceptable resolution. WCPS is aware of the decision recently issued by OCR and reaffirms its commitment to prioritizing safety, achievement and opportunity for all students.”

LeMay told WBKO News that she and her attorney, Karen Cunningham, are working to gather more evidence and will file an appeal in the case.

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