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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A tentative agreement to resolve complaints that Somali students were harassed in a Minnesota school district calls for the district to report any future incidents to the U.S. Department of Education.

St. Cloud Superintendent Bruce Watkins tells The Associated Press that the agreement goes before the school board Thursday for approval.

Watkins says the agreement also calls for the district to make its schools more welcoming to the district’s Somali students. He says it’s already doing that, having put in place changes to the code of conduct, curriculum and complaint resolution policies.

The agreement does not find that the district broke any rules in its handling of the incidents.

The Department of Education began investigating the district after a complaint was filed last year.

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