Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Macon History

Lynn Farmer, Bibb School Board president, called me this afternoon to say that this is an historic day in Bibb County. A federal judge declared the Bibb County Public Schools unitary and released the district from the 43 year old deseg order. Judge Owens, in fact, said that the system has been unitary for thirty years. The ruling reflected an agreement by the parties and provides for a two year transitional period.Read more here

Farmer said that two cases are pending before the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of whether or not race can be used as a factor in school assignment/redistricting etc. The outcome of those cases could impact the redistricting process in Bibb County.

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