ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The St. Cloud school board is set to approve an agreement that would settle a federal civil rights investigation into the alleged harassment of Somali students at two high schools.

The local Board of Education is scheduled to take up the agreement with the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education during the board’s regular meeting Thursday evening.

The draft agreement calls for the district to make very clear to students, teachers and staff that the harassment of students based on race, color or national origin won’t be tolerated.

Among the requirements in the 10-page agreement are publishing a statement condemning intolerance, providing annual training for staff in anti-harassment policies and providing an annual orientation program to students.

The department will continue to monitor the district.

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Comments (7)
  1. Fred F says:

    Sometimes school districts have to learn the hard way.

  2. Sue J says:

    How about the gangs the somali students bring to St Clound??

  3. john says:

    there just terrorist and still act like there in there home land when there in America

    First the Somali terrorist and the pirates now home grown. See something wrong here, we educate them so they can go back to there country to bomb us.

    1. Lp says:

      Sue J and John , comments like this is why St. Cloud is having this issue. There are people like you guys that don’t know what they are talking about. Did you know the first real terroist group was started right here in america called the KKK. In every race, there are good people and bad people. Just like how Sue J and john are bad white people. Read the bill of rights, but I guess it only applies to white folks only.

      1. JMJ says:

        Unfortunately Sue & John are right on. I am sorry you have lost touch with reality. Try listening and reading the international news instead of the local liberal nonsense. Maybe things will change when immigrants decide to actually simulate into OUR society and condemn the actions of terrorist from their culture.

      2. Sue J says:

        @LP Sorry I am Black, but if you want to get PC go ahead

      3. Whitey Fjord says:

        LP- you honestly think the first terrorist group was the KKK? I know you want to blame whitey for EVERYTHING because it fits your agenda but seriously, we’re all stupider for reading that. Thanks.

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