ERIC Number: ED117207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Delores Ross, a Minor, by Her Next Friend, Mary Alice Benjamin et al., Plaintiffs United States of America, Plaintiff-Intervenor Vs. Houston Independent School District, et al., Defendants. Civil Action No. 10444.
District Court, Houston, TX. Southern District of Texas.
On June 1, 1970 The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, entered its Memorandum and Order requiring the Houston Independent School District to operate its schools beginning with the 1970-71 school year under an equi-distant zoning plan. The pairings and rezoning as finally ordered were fully implemented by the District at the beginning of the 1971-72 school year. There was, it is asserted, a failure of pairing to maintain an acceptable level of integration over its five-year history, and community dissatisfaction with the pairings. A community Task Force was appointed to develop an alternative to the pairings. The Task Force presented its report to the Board of Education on February 24, 1975 in which it recommended the use of magnet school programs to replace the pairings and to supplement the integration efforts of the District. The Defendant Board of Education on March 10, 1975, unanimously voted to implement the magnet school concept and appointed an Administrative Task Team for Quality Integrated Education. The Board adopted the Administrative Task Team Report on May 12, 1975, and instructed the school attorneys to proceed with the filing of this motion to amend this Court's Amended Decree of September 18, 1970. The Court ordered that, effective at the beginning of the 1975-76 school year, the Defendants shall implement the Magnet School Plan. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Elementary School Students, Enrollment, Federal Courts, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Integration Readiness, School Desegregation, School Zoning, Student Distribution, Student Placement, White Students
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District Court, Houston, TX. Southern District of Texas.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)