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Lincoln Parish To Desegregate Four Schools

A consent order has been approved that calls for four Lincoln Parish elementary schools to be desegregated.

U.S. District Judge Robert James approved the order Tuesday.  Four schools - Cypress Springs, Glen View, Hillcrest, and Ruston Elementary  were found to have 22 of 87 homerooms classified as "racially identifiable".  

Principals at the schools would assign students to their homerooms by following six stipulations listed in the consent order.

The order was jointly filed by the U.S. Justice Department and Lincoln Parish School Board.  Otha Anderson, president of the Lincoln Parish School Board, did not comment on the decision, saying the matter is pending with the board's attorney. 

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