(PALM BEACH POST) The U.S. Department of Justice, after a yearlong investigation, has finalized a settlement with the Palm Beach County School District over discipline and enrollment practices.
The 31-page agreement addresses two complaints alleging discrimination in how the district disciplines students who struggle to speak English, and how it handles registration and enrollment for undocumented immigrants, according to a Justice Department statement released Tuesday.
“All children deserve an equal opportunity to learn, no matter where they are from or what language they speak,” Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the department’s Civil Rights Division, said in the statement. He commended the school district for working with the department to make changes.
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