Tucson schools submit new desegregation plan - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Tucson schools submit new desegregation plan


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Tucson Unified School District is telling a judge of its latest plans to free itself from federal oversight of its desegregation efforts.

The Arizona Daily Star reports the plan submitted Friday focuses on balancing the racial makeup of schools, improving the hiring and retention of minority employees, and improving educational opportunities for black and Hispanic students.

District spokeswoman Cara Rene says the public can comment on the latest plan until Nov. 28.

The district has been under a court desegregation order for more than 30 years. The case began with a class-action lawsuit filed by parents of Hispanic and black students against the district.

The desegregation order was lifted in 2009 but reinstated last year after a federal appeals court found the district hadn't acted in good faith.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices