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Bastrop ISD Accused Of Discrimination
The Bastrop Independent School District, where a former principal was accused of blaming black students at one campus for bad test scores, is being visited next week by U.S. Department of Education investigators looking into racial discrimination allegations.
The Austin American-Statesman reports officials with the district say they're ready for the visit and that the district has addressed such complaints, including implementing a new diversity plan and a new diversity committee.
Investigators will be looking at six allegations, including claims high school football coaches told Hispanic players to "run like you're crossing the border" and complaints that teachers systematically edged minority students out of applying for the National Honor Society.
The district is located about 30 miles southeast of Austin.
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