Lebanon school district staff to talk with feds amid investigation

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A federal education agency could soon begin interviewing staff at a southwestern Ohio school district, nearly eight months after an investigation began into racial discrimination complaints.

Three complaints were filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights in April by mothers of four students at Lebanon City Schools. They said the district didn’t respond to complaints of racist bullying.

A lawyer for the district told the Dayton Daily News he believes federal representatives will begin interviewing staff beginning this year.

A lawyer for the parents says the students and parents were interviewed on November 19th and that agency officials will review documents while preparing for the staff interviews.

The agency could schedule a hearing after the interviews are finished.

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