BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) - The Department of Justice will begin diversity and sensitivity training for Bastrop Independent School District staff after claims earlier this year that it was discriminating against African-Americans and Hispanics.
KXAN reported a parent accused the district of unfair hiring practices, and allowing hostile environments for minority workers and students.As a result, the BISD administrative team, campus counselors, teachers and campus support staff will all be required to attend the training.
The program is called Drop by Drop, a culture competency training that will teach participants how small acts of discrimination and injustices may occur in organizations every day and turn into larger problems. Key concepts discussed in the diversity training will be consideration, respect, and learning to be open about different cultures and perspectives.
The Department of Education investigated the claim, but the results of their findings are delayed due to the government shutdown in October.
This is the first time that BISD offers these training opportunities.
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