Before the Court is Jackson-Madison County School System (“JMCSS”) Board of Education’s Motion for Approval of its Proposed Reorganization Plan. Counsel for Madison County, Jerome Teel, and counsel for private plaintiffs, Richard Fields, agreed to the Plan in a February 26, 2010 status conference before the Court. The United States filed a response on March 12, 2010, stating that it does not oppose the Motion for Approval of the Plan.
The Plan will change grade assignment from four levels to three: K-5; 6-8; and 9-12; Whitehall Elementary will become a pre-school campus; and Washington-Douglas will no longer be used to house students. Currently, there are nine schools within the 15% variance agreed to in the 2000 agreement: three elementary; three intermediate; and three middle schools. Under the proposed reorganization plan, all five middle schools and five of the elementary schools will fall within the variance. JMCSS seeks an order approving the Reorganization Plan so that it can be implemented for the 2010-2011 school year.
Having considered the unopposed Motion for Approval of the Reorganization Plan, the Court GRANTS JMCSS’s motion and APPROVES its Reorganization Plan.
Doc 701 Order Grntg Reorganization Plan