Plan Filed in Court to End Tucson District's Desegregation Case

Monday, November 12, 2012

The latest plan to bring an end to TUSD's desegregation case was filed in court Friday and outlines steps the district must take to free itself of federal oversight.

The proposal, called a unitary status plan, 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.

The 84-page plan also focuses on changes needed in such areas as facilities and technology, discipline, family and community engagement, transportation of minority students, student assignment and extracurricular activities.

It provides specific timelines as to when the district must meet the plan's requirements.

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