School Desegregation Orders

Number 27232
Subject Racial Disparities
Source WJAX/WFOX Action News Jacksonville
State
Year 2015
Publication Date August 11, 2015
Summary The highest performing school district in the state of Florida, St. Johns County schools, still has an open desegregation order. I submitted FOI requests with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the St. Johns County school district to obtain records and information needed for the story. Records show currently the majority of students in the St. Johns County school district are white but the district is now fully integrated and complies with the federal order. I learned that that the federal government has been inconsistent in its monitoring of the open desegregation orders in Florida. After my story aired, the St. Johns County school district has said they are working with the federal government to have the desegregation order closed.
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Keywords segregation; integration; schools; race; integrate; federal order
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