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Judge refuses to modify desegregation decree

2 years ago Thursday, February 07, 2013 4:43:27 AM CST February 07, 2013 Thursday, February 07 2013 Feb 7, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge overseeing Tangipahoa Parish's decades-old desegregation case has denied the school board's request for a status conference to discuss possible modifications to the court-ordered desegregation plan.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle instead directed the attorneys to meet in an effort to reach a consensus on issues of concern including possible modifications to standing orders/decrees before a status conference is scheduled.

Lemelle warned the parties that any proposed major modification of the consent decree having the potential effect of nullifying desegregation of the school system and contrary to clear legal precedent will not be tolerated.

The board wanted to discuss proposed changes to the plan, including clustering schools, creating regional attendance zones and increasing the number of magnet programs throughout the parish.

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