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Desegregation Order Brings Closure To Former Superintendent

4:52 PM, Sep 28, 2013   |    comments
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GREENVILLE, NC - The former superintendent of Pitt County Schools says the decision by a judge to release the system from a federal desegregation order brings closure to her tenure.

The Daily Reflector of Greenville reports that Beverly Emory said she feels like she did her job and can move on.

Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard ruled that the school system has eliminated the "vestiges of past discrimination." The case centered on whether Pitt County Schools should be released from a 1970 federal court desegregation order and if the 2011-12 redistricting plan was legal considering it still was under that order at the time it was imposed.

A group of black parents wanted the court to reverse the plan, which they said effectively re-segregated several county schools.

The Associated Press

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