Parents fighting for the education of their deaf son have won a human rights case against the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District.
The commission ruled that the district failed to provide reasonable accommodation for Carter Churchill and discriminated against him during the 2016 to 2020 school years, from kindergarten to Grade 3.
It has ordered the board to support Carter with education in American Sign Language and evaluate him in that language. The district will also have to pay Todd and Kimberly Churchill close to $150,000, according to the human rights commission’s decision, released Wednesday.
“It’s not shock, but it’s just this disbelief [that] finally, this is finally over,” said Kimberly Churchill. “There was so much evidence there to show that there was discrimination.”
DAD Note: Similar cases like this has happened in the United States and are not always publicly released/announced.