Judge Rules Pitt County Redistricting Plan Is Fair, Legal

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

The court decision many in Pitt county have been waiting for came down Tuesday night affecting school kids and parents who are just weeks away from heading to class.

A judge ruled the new redistricting plan for Pitt county students can move forward.

Federal Judge Malcolm Howard listened to the Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children argue Tuesday against the plan, saying it creates racial isolation.

Attorneys for the school system said it's a good plan that looks to increase student performance.

Tuesday night Judge Howard ruled against delaying implementation of the redistricting plan, saying the policy complies with the school board's obligation under a 1970 desegregation court order. The court said the record reveals the school board utilized a methodical, reasonable, and race-neutral process in developing the reassignment plan.

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