CROWN: April 2021 - Legal Affairs Office
Staff Attorney Mike Pelot successfully negotiated a MDCR settlement in Rovonya Velazquez, et al vs. Lansing Catholic High School. This case involved the discipline of 4 Black students for kneeling at a high school football game. The settlement reflects the documented efforts of both sides to address the issues raised by the students resulting in a satisfactory resolution to both parties. This included school meetings and discussions, scholarships, and future diversity initiatives.