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St. James Parish Schools Nearing End Of Long-Time Desegregation Case

The U.S. Justice Department reached an agreement Monday with the St. James Parish public school district on a plan of action that, when complete, will end court supervision of the district’s schools.

The consent order, approved by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, addresses all remaining issues in the district’s school desegregation case and, when implemented, will lead to the closing of the decades-long case, the Justice Department said in a news release.