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TUSD granted partial unitary status in Court Order issued on Sept. 6, 2018

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, the federal district court in Tucson entered an order in the desegregation case originally filed in 1974, finding that the TUSD has complied in good faith with the most recent desegregation decree entered in 2013 in many respects, and setting a time table for completion of remaining issues by September 1, 2019, and termination of supervision after confirmation of completion of the remaining steps.

The current desegregation decree, together with the additional action plans required by that decree, amount to hundreds of different individual requirements with which the District must comply.   The Court’s order confirms that TUSD has met most of these requirements in the years since the decree was entered.  In particular, the Court ruled that TUSD has achieved partial unitary status with respect to its operations in the areas of student assignment, transportation, teaching and administrative staff, quality of education, family engagement, extracurricular activities, facilities and technology. In each of these areas, most requirements have been met, with additional items set out by the Court for completion by TUSD.

While TUSD is disappointed that the Court did not grant full unitary status, and continues to believe that for many reasons termination of federal court intervention in local district operations is long overdue in this case, TUSD is committed to doing everything it can to complete the remaining tasks set out in the order as soon as possible. But even more fundamentally, with or without federal court intervention, TUSD is committed to diversity, integration and equity for all of its students.