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 third summary report,
which covers discipline-related matters at JNPSD. No. 5502 at
2-3. The Court appreciates her work.
OF THE STATUS OF THE JACKSONVILLE/NORTH PULASKI SCHOOL
DISTRICT'S IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN
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 Jacksonville/North Pulaski School
Districts' (JNPSD) desegregation plan (Plan 2000) that
remain under Court supervision (Doc 5502). This report is
number three of eight.
(Plan 2000-Section F)
2000 does not mention the JNPSD, because it did not exist
when the plan was written. The Jacksonville/North Pulaski
School District was granted independent status in 2016. All
of the schools in the JNPSD were originally a part of the
Pulaski County Special School District. As a condition for
being granted independent status, the JNPSD had to accept
being bound by the same provisions of Plan 2000, as those of
the PCSSD, that are still under Court supervision.
purpose of clarity, with all JNPSD status reports, when
citing plan provisions, I substitute JNPSD, where the plan
says PCSSD. In addition, some job titles mentioned in the
provisions have changed or have been eliminated since Plan
2000 was developed. Paragraphs 3, 4, and 5 under the
Discipline section of Plan 2000 were time limited and are not
reported in this document.
In this desegregation case, for reporting purposes, there are
only two racial categories: black and white. There is no
"Other" racial category; all non-black individuals
are counted as white.
JNPSD 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)
the data reflected in this report were provided by the office
of the Assistant Superintendent for Desegregation.
2016, the JNPSD was just beginning its first year as an
independent school district. As a result, some reporting
processes were still in the developmental stage. The
discipline data reported for 2016-2017 are not the totals for
a complete school year, instead, they represent all of the
data the district was able to provide.
The JNPSD has one high school and one middle school. In
2016-2017 and 2017-2018, there were six elementary schools:
Arnold Drive, Bayou Meto, Dupree, Pinewood, Taylor, and
At the elementary level, 135 black males, 71 white males, 46
black females and 12 white females were suspended.
Dupree suspended the greatest number of black students: 46
black males, and 20 black females. Pinewood was second,
suspending 44 black males and 8 black females.
At the middle school, a total of 125 black males and 49 white
males were suspended. A total of 103 black females and 22
white females were also suspended.
At the high school, 119 black males and 34 white males were
suspended. Black females received 78 suspensions and 16 white
females were suspended.
Districtwide rates were: black males 47%, white males 19%,
black females 28% and white females 6%.
At the elementary level, 107 black males, 47 white males, 38
black females ad 11 white females were assigned to in-school
Pinewood assigned the greatest number of black students to
in-school suspensions: 52 black males and 9 black females,
followed by Dupree assigning 32 black males and 17 black
females to in-school suspension.
At the middle school, 129 black males, 41 white males, 84
black females and 21 white females received in-school
The high school reported 154 black males, 40 white males, 90
black females and 28 white females who were assigned to
Districtwide, the in-school suspension rates totaled: black
males 49%, white males 16%, black females 27% and white
At the elementary level, 56 black males, 32 white males, 30
black females and 11 white ...