A local school district is considering getting rid of a desegregation law. The Webster Parish School Board has been operating under the court order for more than 30 years.
Some board members want to take the courts out of the classrooms, but not everyone is in agreement.
The lawsuit Gilbert vs WPSB was originally filed in 1974. Monday the board will discuss doing away with the court order, modifying it or keeping it as is. Webster Parish resident, Colonel Samuel Mims believes it should remain.
Superintendent Steve Dozier says some of the issues do refer to tenure and staff ratios. According to him several board members believe it's time to make a change and take back schools away from courts.
They also believe the district complied with the court order especially with the recent consolidation of schools
The board isn't expected to make a decision tonight. The public is invited for their input.