Court: Tucson Unified School District Has Mostly Fulfilled Terms In Desegregation Case

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 9:13am
Tucson Unified School District
The Tucson Unified School District office.

A federal court has found that the Tucson Unified School District has mostly fulfilled a 2013 consent decree to resolve a decades-long battle to end racial disparity.

TUSD officials confirmed Tuesday a judge's ruling and issuing of a deadline of September 2019 to address any remaining issues, ending federal oversight.

The desegregation case was first filed in 1974. Class-action lawsuits against the district on behalf of black students and Mexican-American students and employees were filed four years later. The court says the district has bolstered operations in areas such as transportation, student assignment and technology. 

The U.S. District Court in Tucson filed the order Sept. 6.

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