Successor Settlement Agreement between DOJ & BPS

Department of Justice, Department of Education & Boston Public Schools

As DOJ describes in their April 23, 2012 press release, "The Department of Justice and the Department of Education reached agreement with the Boston Public Schools (the district) and its superintendent today to ensure that English Language Learner (ELL) students in Boston receive the services and supports they need to overcome language barriers, as required by the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  This agreement replaces an interim settlement agreement entered on Oct. 1, 2010, which required the district to implement short-term remedies to ensure that thousands of students improperly excluded from the district’s ELL programs were promptly assessed and provided services." 

This new agreement with help BPS to transition their focus from short-term remedies to long term policies which will increase access by ELL students to the appropriate services that they need to succeed.

The original Settlement Agreement from October 2010 and the Successor Settlement Agreement from April 2012 are attached.