United States District Court, E.D. Arkansas, Central 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 fifth summary report,
which covers achievement-related matters at PCSSD. No.
5502 at 2-3. The Court appreciates her work.
ON THE STATUS OF THE PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL
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 School
District's (PCSSD) desegregation plan (Plan 2000) that
still remain under Court supervision. (Doc 5502). This report
is number five of eight.
(Plan 2000-Section M)
When reporting racial data, in this case, there are only
two categories: black and white. There is no category for
"Other"; all non-black individuals are reported as
PCSSD shall implement the plans designed to improve student
achievement, recommended by Dr. Stephen Ross, and shall work
with Dr. Ross in their implementation. (M.l, pg 6)
November 4, 1999, when the PCSSD presented its new
desegregation plan, Plan 2000, for court approval, the
district inadvertently attached a draft copy of an education
plan, which is referred to as the "Ross Plan," The
plan was authored by Dr. Steven M. Ross, a consultant from
the University of Memphis. *The plan consists of a series of
activities and goals the district would have to do in order
to reduce disparities in achievement and discipline between
black students and white students. All of the goals of the
Ross Plan have been imbedded in the Findings Section.
Discipline related actions are covered in Status Report #2:
Update on the Pulaski County Special School District's