Feds’ Boston Latin probe finds one civil rights violation

Sep 27, 2016 by

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The Boston Public Schools will adopt a comprehensive strategy to address and prevent racial harassment of its students that will include annual trainings, an annual school-wide survey of the racial climate, and the establishment of a diversity/non-discrimination officer, federal authorities announced on Monday, citing the conclusion of a months-long independent investigation of alleged civil rights violations at Boston Latin School.

According to the office of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, the investigation involved interviews with more than 200 people – Boston Latin administrators, faculty, parents, students and alumni – and the review of thousands of pages of documents. Authorities concluded there was one Civil Rights Act violation involving Boston Latin’s “mishandling of its review of allegations that a male student addressed a female black student during class using profanity and a racial slur and threatened to lynch her with an electrical cord,” according to Ortiz’ office.

The investigation also “raised concerns” about Boston Latin’s “response to two other racially-charged incidents and the overall effectiveness of its efforts to create an inclusive school climate for all of its students.” Boston Latin also “did not consistently apply policies and procedures relating to student discipline,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Source: Feds’ Boston Latin probe finds one civil rights violation | NewBostonPost

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