Next up on the TUSD School board vote, Unitary Status - Tucson News Now

Next up on the TUSD School board vote, Unitary Status

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, the Tucson Unified School District is voting on a plan that could help the district end its decades old desegregation order.  The school board will vote at their meeting tonight. 

TUSD has already been evaluating a new plan for use in schools like Palo Verde High School. 

The school board will decided this evening if it will approve or reject the new plan on desegregation. 

The ‘Unitary Status Plan' is a way for the district to battle segregation; this all dates back almost 40 years when two families, one Mexican and one African-American sued TUSD claiming their children were not being provided the same education as other students.

This plan could be the way to make this happen. 

TUSD has been getting feedback from the public the last few weeks.  Many people weighing in on the 'Unitary Status' plan said bringing Mexican-American studies needs to come back to make this happen. 

The final version makes no mention of the controversial program. 

The Board is meeting at TUSD headquarters, off 10th and Park Avenue at 6:30 p.m.

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