ERIC Number: ED339758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-25
Mona Bronson, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Cincinnati, et al., Defendants. Case No. C-1-74-205.
Rice, Walter Herbert
In this decision, Judge W. H. Rice finds the Cincinnati (Ohio) School District (CSD) in compliance with some provisions of a school desegregation consent decree from June 22, 1984, and not in compliance with others. The original decision was historic in allowing the school district charged with promoting or allowing unconstitutional segregation to choose for itself the means to arrive at desegregation goals. The consent decree required the court to determine compliance prior to June 1991. This decision determines that the CSD is in compliance with many areas. These include a passing grade on the Taeuber Index of Dissimilarity, a measure to the extent to which each school, or classification of schools as elementary, middle, junior, or senior high reflects the racial composition of the district as a whole. In other areas, compliance has not been achieved, and the Court retains jurisdiction over the following: (1) staff racial balance; (2) unbiased discipline policies; and (3) low-achieving schools. It is expected that staff racial balance will be resolved promptly, at which time jurisdiction will be removed. Court jurisdiction will continue for low-achieving schools and unbiased discipline policies, for a minimum of 2 years, with monthly consultation on a new plan the CSD must submit within 30 days. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Education, Compliance (Legal), Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Low Achievement, Racial Composition, Racially Balanced Schools, School Desegregation, School Districts, School Personnel, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District Court, Cincinnati, OH. Southern District of Ohio.