Local activist groups filing complaint against Alachua Co. School District

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)- The local chapter of the NAACP and the African American Accountability Alliance… say they've sent a discrimination complaint to the Office Of Civil Rights, with the US Department of Education against the Alachua County School District.

We have requested the complaint letter but haven't received it.

One of the writers says they are alleging the School District racially discriminates in the hiring of teachers, administrators, and non-instructional staff.

She also says it isn't the first time they've tried to take a stand.

"There was one time when we were told that there are no biases in the teaching profession. Ther're biases everywhere. There are biases in every profession. Unless you recognize that, you can't do anything about it. you can't rectify something that you don't even understand exists,” Local NAACP Education Chair.

Hinson didn't offer specific examples of discrimination.

In the meantime, she does say she is running for US Congress, in hopes of bringing light to more equity issues.

The complaint was received by the Office For Civil Rights on June 27, 2017.

We reached out to Alachua County Schools Spokesperson Jackie Johnson who says they are in the process of compiling all the information the Office of Civil Rights has requested.