School board mulls $84 million desegregation plan - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

School board mulls $84 million desegregation plan

Posted: Updated:
TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

The Tucson Unified School District is mulling a plan to spend as much as $84.5 million to desegregate its schools.

The Arizona Daily Star reports the plan would increase racial diversity, improve the diversity of administrators and reduce disparities in student discipline.

The paper reports more than a fifth of the money would be spent on retention and boosting student achievement.

The board meets Wednesday afternoon to discuss the plan.

Much of the money for the plan would come from the desegregation funding.

A federal court in Tucson last year asked for a blueprint to desegregate the district. Efforts to create a racially balanced school system in Tucson date back to 1974.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
KTRE logo

KTRE

358 TV Road,
Pollok TX 75969

FCC Public File
publicfile@ktre.com
936-853-8639
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTRE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.