Updated May 5, 2012 - 5:19 pm
Feds probing how Tucson district treats Latinos
TUCSON, Ariz. -— Investigators from the federal Education Department's civil rights are looking into the treatment of non-English speakers who attend Tucson Unified School District meetings.
The district confirmed to the Arizona Daily Star late Friday that it had received a complaint. It alleges the district discriminated against Latinos by trying to limit their participation at board meetings.
The U.S. Department of Education says details about the allegations were not available because of an ongoing investigation. The details include who filed the report.
If the complaint is upheld the government would work with the district to come into compliance with civil-rights laws. An agreement would spell out the steps the district would need to take to comply and there would be monitoring to ensure that the agreement is being implemented.
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