Posted: 3:52 pm Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Superintendent: ‘No evidence of bias’ in Park Vista cheerleading tryouts 

By James @littlenomads

Palm Beach County School District Superintendent Bill Malone said he found “no evidence of any race-based bias” in the recent cheerleading tryouts at Park Vista High School.

But he has decided to have the Boynton Beach school add a second cheerleading coach and create spaces for the more than 20 students who didn’t make the original team, following allegations from eight black students that they were not picked for the team because of their race.

In a two-page letter sent to Park Vista and other district administrators as well as members of the district’s school board, Malone said the district will pay a coaching supplement for this year only for an additional junior varsity coach to accommodate the additional cheerleaders. The district also will pay for new school-supplied uniforms for the added cheerleaders.

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