Relations Commission Coatesville Public Meeting Rescheduled
Opportunity Recommendations to Coatesville School District on Agenda
Harrisburg – The state’s civil rights
commission will hold its monthly public meeting in Coatesville on March 24. The
meeting will begin with regular public business at 5 p.m. at Hutchinson Memorial United AME Church 825 East Chestnut
At 6 p.m.
commission staff will report on equal opportunity recommendations to the
Coatesville School District, followed by public comments. The commission
rescheduled the meeting from the earlier announced start time to accommodate
more community members who wish to observe and address the commission.
staff and partners from the U.S. Department of Justice and the NAACP
collaborated on recommendations to Coatesville School District officials
following the fall 2013 public disclosure of sexually and racially demeaning
texts exchanged between district personnel.
working with the school district and our partners to help ensure that
Coatesville students have the opportunity to learn in a fair and unbiased
environment,” Chairman Gerry Robinson said. “We want to give community members
the opportunity to continue to voice their concerns regarding barriers to equal
educational opportunity, and to hear what the commission and our partners are
doing to address their concerns.”
meeting, the public will be given an opportunity to address the commission on a
first-come-first-served basis, as time permits. Priority will be given to those
who RSVP by Friday, March 21.
requests for accommodations for language or disability can be made by
contacting Cathy Walters at 717-783-8272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please give at least five business days for accommodation requests.
and staff welcome comments on civil rights or equal opportunity issues. Commissioners will not be able to listen to details
concerning specific, open complaints or complaints they may have to rule on in
about discrimination and equal opportunity at www.phrc.state.pa.us.