Tangipahoa Schools Update – 6/25/11

Plaintiffs push desegregation

The plaintiffs in Tangipahoa Parish’s 46-year-old school desegregation case have asked a federal judge to force the school system to implement a court-ordered desegregation plan despite voters’ rejection of the taxes to fund it, court filings show.

The motion, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, claims that the School Board misled the court about funds available to implement the plan.

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