The San Bernardino County Office of Education allegedly misspent or failed to account for more than $300 million in state funds earmarked for about 90,000 predominantly low-income Black and Latino students and diverted some of the money to school district police departments, according to a complaint from two Inland Empire faith-based organizations.

Public Advocates Inc., a civil rights law firm based in San Francisco, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California submitted the complaint to the education office late last month on behalf of the Inland Congregations United for Change and the Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement.

The complaint addresses funding for the 2019-20 academic year in the San Bernardino City Unified, Victor Valley Union High School, Hesperia Unified, Chaffey Joint Union High

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