Veteran schools activist Marta Guembes,
who last year ruffled feathers with her one-woman investigation of Portland Public Schools' services for Spanish-speaking parents,
filed a fourth federal civil-rights complaint
against the district on Monday.
The new complaint alleges discrimination by PPS against parents of English-language learners and says the district lacks adequate translation and interpretation services for parents who don't speak English, according to a letter Guembes sent to members of the Portland School Board.
Guembes filed a separate complaint against the district last fall, after a Buckman principal suspended a kindergarten student who "assaulted" a teacher.
In December, the feds said they had grounds to review the complaint.
Guembes also lodged a similar complaint
against the district last year, and a fourth complaint
A spokesman for the school district says PPS knows about the complaint but hasn't seen what has been filed. "I can't comment on that until I see it," says Matt Shelby, a spokesman for the school district.