DOJ Settles With Henry County Schools

7:09 PM, Nov 9, 2012   |    comments
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MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - The federal government says it has reached a settlement agreement with a Georgia school district to ensure that all students can enroll in school regardless of national origin or immigration status.

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday announced the agreement with the Henry County School District.

DOJ investigated following allegations that the district improperly notified parents their children would be removed from school if they didn't provide a Social Security number and failed to make its enrollment accessible to parents with limited English proficiency.

Under the agreement, the district will make sure parents understand providing their child's Social Security number is voluntary. It also requires the district to provide enrollment and registration information in languages parents can understand. The district also agreed to provide training for administrators and staff.

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