Islamic civil rights group, St. Cloud schools pledge cooperation

The St. Cloud school district and a Minnesota Islamic civil rights group that filed a complaint against the district say they are considering issuing a joint statement to the community.

The statement from the school district and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations would say they have been partners in working through issues in the schools.

The St. Cloud Times reports that after a meeting on Friday, CAIR also agreed to consider writing a second letter to federal Department of Education saying the same thing.

Last week, CAIR filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education claiming that Muslim students confront a hostile learning environment in St. Cloud schools.

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CAIR and St. Cloud schools have been working through complaints from Muslim students since June.

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Information from: The St. Cloud Times

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