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Wood County board to discuss single-gender classes

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- The Wood County Board of Education will discuss single-gender classes at a school that drew criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union.County director of secondary schools Mike Winland said the classes at VanDevender Middle School will be a topic at Tuesday's meeting.The Parkersburg News & Sentinel reported the school offers separate classes for girls and boys in four subjects.
Earlier this year, the ACLU sent letters to school officials in Kanawha, Cabell and Wood counties saying single-gender classes violate numerous provisions of federal law.Last week Kanawha County school board attorney Jim Withrow said single-sex classes at Stonewall Jackson Middle School will not be held in the coming school year. He didn't give a reason.Winland said Wood County is still evaluating VanDevender's program. 
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