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Case: DOJ Investigation of New Bedford Public Schools

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Case Summary

(This summary is temporary while we research the investigation) The U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement with New Bedford Public Schools on September 15, 2022, following an investigation into the school district's practices for communicating with limited English proficient parents and guardians initiated in 2020. 

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and New Bedford Public Schools

Sept. 15, 2022

Sept. 15, 2022

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Education

Key Dates

Closing Date: Nov. 30, 2025

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

New Bedford Public Schools, School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Order Duration: 2023 - 2025

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Auditing

Training

Issues

General:

Language access/needs

Language:

Other