United States District Court, E.D. Arkansas, Central Division
Marshall fr. United States District Judge.
Court is attaching Ms. Powell's seventh summary report,
which covers monitoring matters at PCSSD. No. 5502 at 2-3.
The Court appreciates her work.
ON THE STATUS OF THE PULASKI. COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL
DISTRICT'S IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN 2000 - MONITORING
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 seven of eight.
(Plan 2000-Section N)
Although the Joshua Intervenors have been renamed the
McClendon Intervenors, for clarity, this report uses (he
original names and titles found in Plan 2000.
Assistant Superintendent for Desegregation shall: (i) develop
a plan so that he (or she) and his (or her) staff focus their
monitoring and compliance efforts on the specific elements of
the Plan; and (ii) provide the Joshua Intervenors within 30
days of the court's approval of this Plan a list, geared
to the sections of this Plan, identifying the staff member or
members with, particular responsibilities for its
implementation and the position held by each. N(1), pg.7
October 29, 2007, the PCSSD petitioned the court for full
unitary status. The petition was heard from March 1 through
March 18, 2010. On May 19, 2011, the court granted PCSSD
unitary status in several areas: student assignment,
interdistrict schools, multicultural education, and school
resources. The district has since been declared unitary with
respect to advanced placement and the gifted and talented
honors programs, scholarships, special education, and staff.
district was found partially unitary in Monitoring. The
court's findings under Section N, subsection (1), read in
part; "...it is clear that Pulaski County has not
complied in good faith with the requirements of subsection
one. This is the case because it failed to timely submit the
required documents to Joshua; it took more than two years to
adopt a monitoring plan, and the monitoring plan it finally
submitted was rejected outright by the ODM as woefully
• According to the Assistant Superintendent for Equity
and Pupil Services, the PCSSD presents its annual monitoring
report to the school board each August and sends a ...