Titus Comments on School Board CaseOn March 14, 2006 by Schnader in Litigation
Paul Titus commented in the March 14, 2006 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, “Upper St. Clair Families Sue Over Abolition of School Program.” The article notes that the Firm, along with ten Upper St. Clair families and volunteers from the American Civil Liberties Union, has filed a suit in the U.S. District Court against five members of Upper St. Clair School Board. The case argues that when the members voted recently to eliminate the International Baccalaureate (IB) program – a rigorous curriculum that teaches students to think from a global perspective – from the district’s curriculum, they violated the state’s open meetings law, circumvented state law and district procedure for changing curriculum, and tried to impose their own personal religious views while violating parents’ and students’ rights of free speech and due process. “The school board elected officials are obliged to follow the law. And that is simply what we are trying to enforce,” said Paul.