Monday, February 12, 2007

It's Not Over

The "historic" day for Bibb County will just have to wait a bit. The hearing in Federal Court lasted all day, and on Friday and today, more than six hundred letters regarding the deseg order were delivered to the court. Judge Fitzpatrick gave counsel three weeks to review the letters to determine whether they wish to file any other motions as a result.

One thing does need some clarity, however. It is a commonly held but incorrect idea that the Bibb County Public Schools have asked the court to declare them a unitary system. I even heard a reporter make that statement on the news tonight. That's just wrong. This lawsuit was brought by parents, not by the BOE. The school board has not, to my knowledge, taken an official, public position on the issue.

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