The Colton Joint Unified School District will revamp its English language learners program to settle an investigation brought by the Department of Justice 12 years ago. The DOJ alleged that the district denied English learner students the instruction they needed to become fluent in English, and the support to fully participate in school.
The investigation never resulted in a lawsuit, and the settlement agreement is stated to avoid a suit.
“This investigation started in 2010, and this agreement has been a long time coming. We are happy to reach this agreement and to be able to continue our efforts to improve our educational program for all students,” wrote Katie Orloff, Colton Joint