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Allentown solicitor: District has improved handling of sexual harassment cases

Allentown solicitor: District has improved handling of sexual harassment cases

The Allentown School District solicitor says the district has made great strides in improving its handling of sexual harassment cases and does not need to be under the supervision of U.S. Department of Justice officials until 2017, despite federal officials saying so. At Thursday's meeting, solicitor John Freund made a statement about the Morning Call story published that day concerning a review by the Department of Justice that said sexual harassment is still an issue in the district. The report said the district has failed to comply with a 2012 consent decree the district accepted as part of a settlement in a lawsuit over the sexual abuse of five Central Elementary School students...

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