Camdenton school district agrees to settlement with ACLU

Mar 29, 2012

Camdenton’s R-III school district is paying $125,000 in legal fees and costs as part of a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union over blocking Internet access to websites with information about gay, lesbian and transgender issues, the Associated Press reports.

The ACLU says the Camdenton school district agreed Tuesday, to stop blocking the sites, and submit to monitoring for 18 months … in addition to paying the  $125,000 in legal fees and costs. And  that the settlement was filed with the court Wednesday.

As part of a national campaign, the ACLU sued the district last fall in federal court in Jefferson City on behalf of organizations whose websites were being blocked. The Camdenton district has noted that many of the sites have been unblocked.