Confusion over issue, TUSD may have to redo vote on plan - Tucson News Now

Confusion over issue, TUSD may have to redo vote on plan

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

New this morning, the Tucson Unified School District may have to vote again on their desegregation plan, after holding a vote last night. 

The board voted to not object to Mexican American studies as part of the plan to end desegregation, but here is the thing, the board voted to object to the classes last month and did not address that at last night's meeting.  So they might have to vote again next time they meet.

When the board will meet again is unclear, this was their last meeting of the year and the next step is for the plan to go to the judge.

The judge must check that the plan makes sure all students, regardless of their ethnicity receive the same quality of education.  The judge is expected to return in January with his decision after looking the proposal over; then the judge will say what TUSD needs to do in the next four years to be considered unitary and not be under the desegregation order. 

Tucson News Now will continue to follow this developing story, and have the latest updates on air and online. 

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