Chamberlain High School graduation plans continue to be discussed

The Chamberlain School Board discussed the lawsuit that has been brought against the district by the Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General at their meeting Monday night. The lawsuit was filed in regards to how school board members are elected and the access that Native American voters have to run for the school board and also elect Native American Candidates. (See related story below)

Both the district and the Civil Rights Division of the Dept of Justice agreed to settle the matter out of court. The decision to settle out of court was agreed upon in the light of the legal precedent which was demonstrated in previous cases. As a result, Annette Priebe’s 2020-2023 term will be shortened to a 1-year term and will expire in 2021. Keith Reuer and Jerri Ann Knippling’s seats will also be open for the 2021 election. The goal is to make the school board election process more accessible to the Native American parents in the district who may want to be involved.

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