Monday, May 27, 2024

School Boards Join Louisiana AG’s Title IX Lawsuit

by BIZ Magazine

Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill has announced that 17 school boards from across the state have officially joined the Title IX lawsuit as plaintiffs, aiming to defend the rights of women and girls in education.

The school boards that have joined the lawsuit include:

  • Acadia Parish School Board
  • Allen Parish School Board
  • Bossier Parish School Board
  • Caddo Parish School Board
  • Caldwell Parish School Board
  • DeSoto Parish School Board
  • Grant Parish School Board
  • Jeff Davis Parish School Board
  • LaSalle Parish School Board
  • Natchitoches Parish School Board
  • Ouachita Parish School Board
  • Red River Parish School Board
  • Sabine Parish School Board
  • St. Tammany Parish School Board
  • Webster Parish School Board
  • West Carroll Parish School Board

Attorney General Murrill expressed her gratitude to the school board members and leaders in these districts for their commitment to protecting the rights of women. She highlighted the widespread support received from school leaders and parents across the state who oppose the new Title IX regulations.

“These school boards are taking a stand to safeguard the well-being of women and girls in our education system,” said Attorney General Murrill. “They understand the importance of focusing on core educational priorities and resisting mandates that raise significant safety concerns for female students across all levels of education.”

The decision for these school boards to join the litigation was motivated by the detrimental impact of the new Title IX regulations on school operations, teachers, and students. The urgency to act quickly stems from the immediate harm caused by the regulations, including the incurring of compliance costs that cannot be recovered.

Regarding school boards that did not join the lawsuit, Attorney General Murrill emphasized that they can still support the litigation efforts through various means. This includes passing resolutions demonstrating their opposition to the regulations, filing amicus briefs in support of the lawsuit, and ultimately benefiting from the outcome if the regulations are successfully challenged.

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