Feds probe alleged discrimination at Paso Robles Joint Unified

Federal authorities have launched an investigation into alleged discrimination by the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District in San Luis Obispo County. The probe is being led by the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Division.

The school district plans to close Georgia Brown Elementary School, which has the largest Latino student body in the district. Members of the Latino and Spanish speaking community also claim they were recently prevented from full participation at school board meetings in which there were no interpreters present.

“The District welcomes the opportunity to show evidence of our compliance with applicable law and engagement of all members of our school community in the governance of our District,” said Superintendent Curt Dubost. “We have corrected already any deficiencies in that compliance. The District firmly denies any discrimination against Latino students or their families and has numerous initiatives to ensure participation of all members of our community.”

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