HAMMOND, Louisiana — The proposal to expand Hammond Eastside Middle School to eighth grade will be discussed in federal court May 29 in New Orleans.
The Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/16IOOxJ ) attorneys in the Tangipahoa Parish School Board's desegregation case also will ask U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle to recognize that the school system has met the requirement that black personnel account for at least 40 percent of its employees overall.
Black principals now account for 42 percent of the overall number of principals, whereas black assistant principals account for 44 percent and black counselors account for 50 percent.
The motion regarding Hammond Eastside seeks the court's approval of the additional grades in time for the upcoming school year.
Information from: The Daily Star, http://www.hammondstar.com