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Title VI (Access to STEM): Cleveland Metropolitan School District (15-11-5003)

On January 7, 2014, OCR resolved a proactive compliance review initiated against the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Ohio.  OCR’s investigation revealed that Latino students were under-enrolled in the District’s high school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs.  To resolve the review, the District agreed to form a committee, including District and community members, to identify and assess barriers to Latino participation in STEM programs; to develop and provide OCR with a plan to ensure equal STEM access District-wide; to promote STEM programs specifically to Latino students and their families; to make sure that information communicated to Limited English Proficient families about STEM programs is either translated or interpreted into their home language and specifically to provide written notice that ELL services are available for students who enroll in STEM programs; to annually monitor student enrollment in STEM programs and make changes as necessary to improve access for Latino and ELL students; and to improve academic counseling services and retrain District staff as necessary to improve equitable access to STEM programs in the District. 

Press Release | Read the Resolution Letter download files MS WORD (71K) PDF (121K) | Read the Resolution Agreement download files MS WORD (81K) PDF (61K)



Last Modified: 01/15/2020