That particular law is intra-LEA. The phrase, Each LEA shall (must) develop a policy whereby the LEA shall provide for an open enrollment period during which parents or guardians may choose fro a list of LEA Schools. That means from a list of schools in the same LEA. The unified SCS already has this rule in place and was used for this years enrollment. The other keyword is, space available and the parents must provide transportation.
Now, there is an inter-district transfer law on the books, but it is still up to the receiving LEA and school to honor it.
Here is the TCA language re open enrollment.
49-2-128. Each LEA shall develop a policy whereby the LEA shall provide for an open enrollment period during which parents or guardians may choose from a list of the LEA schools with available space and request a transfer. The policy shall be developed and implemented to provide an open enrollment period for the 2014-2015 school year and every school year thereafter. If the transfer is granted, the parents or guardians are responsible for transportation to the new school. The student shall maintain satisfactory attendance, behavior and effort to remain in the new school.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013, the public welfare requiring it.
Using the word "shall" usually makes it mandatory. I don't know if this is inter LEA or intra LEA.
Tigers played a very poised and disciplined 2nd half. Once our Tigers finally took the lead, it was interesting to watch LSU totally collapse under bad shot selection and lost poise due to the outstanding Tiger defense. Excellent adjustments at halftime and 2nd half coaching by Pastner and his staff.
I'm not sure I understand what you are saying.
My forte. It's about time someone recognized this obscure talent.
Perseverance, focus, and patience are SO overrated.
I am a professional quitter, and I've honed it to perfection.
I'm so good, I've quit in the middle of a resume.
Dream on oTP.
Wishful thinking. First of all, white residents of the county are not covered by title VI, they are not a protected class. The civil rights act was legislated specifically for the protected class of minorities, not for whites.
Grove, stop thinking constitution when it comes to the OCR and federal funding. We are talking about agreements that was signed, not constitutional rights. An administrative claim does not employ the use of Federal courts, it can be heard by an administrative law judge which will only rule on whether the muni's and the state is in compliance with the agreements they signed in order to get Federal funding, which, I might add, is not a constitutional right. You are still getting the two mixed up, apples vs oranges. Of course, in most rulings by the OCR, they try or must take the less intrusive, less expensive route to bring the affected entity into compliance. That is easy in this case. Leave the msds a part of the SCS, then, nothing will have to be done to maintain diversity. Yes, in that scenario, no extra money or movement of students will have to be done.
Yes, there has been constant pressure from individuals, civil rights groups, etc. for the Obama administration to do something about the re-segregation of schools. This seems like the perfect case to flex it's muscles. Obama is in his last term, there are no democratic federal lawmakers or state governor that will be at risk in an election, it is a perfect case for his administration. He can't run again, but, a case here, will help turnout of blacks all over the U. S.. It a win, win for the administration. There is no downside, even if they lose. I know you wouldn't know anything about that, because you don't keep abreast of the news that affect African Americans and civil rights.
The signing of private agreements between two parties usually waives certain rights to get an agreement. Hell, it works the same way in labor tiffs, covered by arbitration rules as a final arbiter of conflicts have the final word.
You see, at this stage of Obama's presidency, with all of the gridlock and acrimony, he is now willing to get around the legislature and the courts by using his executive authority.
Never bet on what a president will or will not do in his last and final term in office.
Actually Grover, there are those who are way, way ahead of you. There is a possibility of a complaint that is very close to what you've described coming forth. Some of the details are already in the works.
Most people pick the neighborhood they can afford.
The Shelby Forest area is unincorporated and thus remains the province of the SCS. If you either lost your job or took a big downgrade in pay, you would be no different, you would pick the neighborhood that you could afford.
I would guess Millington will have an open enrollment policy, though the school boards don't get officially sworn in until this coming Tuesday. After that, a lot of things will start to settle. I don't believe there is anything in the agreements guaranteeing certain parts of unincorporated Shelby will be zoned for certain schools in MSDs, though agreements could be reached on a case by case basis.
If the Shelby Forest area does get rezoned for Frayser without some sort of inter-district agreement to zone that neighborhood to Millington schools, then yes I'm sure the property values there will drop overnight.
I know that type of discussion ticks some people off, but it's the truth. Most people with kids pick a neighborhood based on the schools they feed. If the school zone changes, the demand for the neighborhood changes just that quickly unfortunately.
That's some interesting reading playerg. I skimmed over some parts and read thoroughly on others, but there was some interesting stuff in there.
I could see a scenario where Germantown MSD, for example, could try to use the OCR to fight for the 3 schools they hope to keep in Germantown MSD, requesting an inter-district agreement and possibly even offering spots on a redesigned school board for zones they want to incorporate in the school district. In that case, we'd have to actually draw up voting districts, but it would be an option.
It probably won't go down that way, but that would be quite the interesting twist, since one of the OCR's stated goals is to help schools and districts that wish to voluntarily pursue racial diversity. If Germantown MSD sought to voluntarily pursue racial diversity for its schools by having areas outside of the city zoned for its MSD, thus giving it the need for the buildings as well, that would fall within the purview of the OCR's mission.
Given that there is nothing legally wrong with MSD formation as it stands, I could see an argument to be made by Germantown residents if we chose to go that route. Henri Brooks's head would probably explode if Germantown came to negotiations armed with the OCR working for it in an attempt to achieve more racial diversity. For that reason alone, it would probably be fun to take that avenue. I'm sure no one's even thought of it, but if we couldn't get a deal done, it would be an option that would throw a lot of people for a loop.
As a betting man I am tempted to lay down a wager. How long will it take for a thread titled "Alls well that ends well"... to end?
Mortgage, children's tuition, health care premiums, utilities, food.... who's got time to quit?
What better way to meet a bunch of Garys. I'll be naming my bitch Babette, just on the off chance.
Duke Quinn? Can you imagine headlining the Chippendales, (what's he wearing under that trenchcoat)?
Does anyone know if the suburban municipalities preferably Millington will have open enrollment or how and where the Shelby Forest students will end up? I realize Frayser is the closest Shelby Co. school. If thats where they have to go and there is no open enrollment do you think Shelby Forest property values will plummet over night?
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What side is doing the tainting, Pickler? Gtown is the one letting their true feelings be known through FB and email. Look at the origins of the Memphis educational autonomy. You will find it similarities to the who and what of the muni pursuit. It's origin was based on segregated schools. Take a look at the history of Shelby County Schools and you will see similar. As for Gtown, there were African American schools in place well before some of the schools in question. What happened to them? The same goes for the other muni's. African Americans were pushed aside as whites moved from Memphis into the muni's. I know of an African American Church in Collierville that sits between mansions. Who was there first? What happened to Taylor Chapel Church on Forest Hill Irene? That small church seems odd being there. They do have a nice facility. How did that happen?
Based on the template, can Memphis afford to recharter? The cost to each muni per student is just under $980 per kid total or about $81 per kid per year for 12 years.
This would make the cost for the 107,000 kids to Memphis at least $104M over the entire 12 years or almost $8.7M per year for 12 years.
Let me add that if the federal suit avenue is pursued by an individual, I think the most likely scenario for a "victory" for that individual would be the forced zoning of certain non-muni students to the MSDs either in perpetuity or for a given period of time.
If someone tries to go through the NAACP, OCR, Department of Justice, or whatever to get at federal funding, that's another question, and I don't know any precedent for those types of attacks on formation of new districts that are constitutionally sound. Maybe those attacks exist. If they do, I'd be curious to read about them.
Wish you good luck with your PC ! Will get some from Kroger it looks better than just bland old PC!!
You do know that Pickler is President of the National School Boards Association. Yea, that would be recognition on the NATIONAL level. Last year he was also awarded Academy of Education Arts and Sciences as a recipient of the Educators Voice Awards - another NATIONAL recognition. Tell me, what national recognition has Jones or Hart received?
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