United States District Court, E.D. Arkansas, Western Division
LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al PLAINTIFFS PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, JACKSONVILLE/NORTH PULASKI SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al DEFENDANTS EMILY McCLENDON, TAMARA EACKLES, VALERIE STALLINGS, TIFFANY ELLIS, and LINDA MORGAN INTERVENORS
Marshall Jr. United States District Judge
Court is attaching Ms. Powell's second summary report,
which covers discipline-related matters at PCSSD. No.
5502 at 2-3. The Court appreciates her work.
OF THE STATUS OF THE PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL
DISTRICT'S IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN 2000
18, 2019, Chief U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall, Jr.,
directed the Court Expert to issue written status reports on
the remaining areas of the Pulaski County Special (PCSSD) and
the Jacksonville/North Pulaski (JNPSD) school districts'
desegregation plan (Plan 2000) that still remain under Court
supervision (Doc 5502). This report is number two of eight.
COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
(Section F - Plan 2000)
note that some Plan provisions: F 2, 4, 5 are time specific
dating back to 2000. In 2008, The Office of Desegregation
Monitoring reported to the Court that the PCSSD had met its
obligations under those provisions. As a result, those
provisions are not included in this report. In addition, some
job titles have been changed or have been eliminated since
Plan 2000 was developed. Provision F 6 has been
institutionalized since the year 2000 and is not included in
refer to the Office of Desegregation Monitoring report:
Update On The Status Of the Pulaski County Special School
District's Implementation Of It's Desegregation Plan,
dated June 3, 2014, for detailed information on the
PCSSD's compliance with Plan 2000 at that time.
In this case, for reporting purposes, there are only two
racial categories: black and white. There is no
"Other" racial category; all non-black individuals
are reported as white.
Provision The PCSSD will continue to gather data
which allows a full assessment of its success in achieving
its objective of eliminating racial disparities in the
imposition of school discipline. As a foundation for this
effort, disciplinary records shall be kept on each student
concerning the nature of any discipline imposed (suspension,
Saturday school, expulsion, etc.); the teacher and staff
member involved; and the school, race, and sex of the
student. (F.l pg.3)
All of the data reflected in this report come directly from
the Division of Equity and Pupil Services Annual Discipline
Report Summary, years 2016-2017-2018.
District wide, when compared to 2015-2016, suspension rates
for black males dropped 42%, while the rates for black
females fell by 46%. The rate for white males dropped 30% and
33% for white females.
Of the elementary schools, Harris (151), Clinton (100) and
Bates (83) had the highest number of out of school
Of the secondary schools, Sylvan Hills Middle (430), Mills
High (343) and Maumelle Middle (313) had the highest number
of out of school suspensions.
In 2015, 222 black males and 94 black females were suspended
from the bus.
In 2016, bus suspensions for black males fell 60% (88) and
declined 73% (25) for black females.
At the elementary level, 17 black males (46%) were assigned
to in-school suspension and a total of 20 white males (54%)
were assigned to in-school suspension. Twelve black females
(86%) and 2 white females (14%) were assigned to in-school
At the secondary level, 685 black males (61%) and 452 white
males (39%) received in-school suspensions. Black females had
405 (68%) of the in school suspensions, while white females
received 192 (32%) in-school suspensions.
Sylvan Hills Middle, Maumelle Middle and Maumelle High School
had the ...