Tangipahoa school officials agree to action plan for complying with desegregation orders


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AMITE, Louisiana — Tangipahoa Parish school officials have agreed to an action plan for complying with the parish's desegregation orders for student assignment, infrastructure, long-term financing and teacher employment.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/11i8aIK ) the School Board did not discuss the plan publicly Tuesday, after spending more than an hour in executive session. One board member indicated after the meeting that it essentially revives prior plans to bring an end to the district's 49-year-old desegregation case.

Board members said the action plan would be made available Wednesday on the district's website for public review and comment before the board votes on a finalized version Dec. 9.

The board must then send the plan to attorneys representing black community leaders for comments before submitting it to U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle for approval.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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