Consultant Gary Orfield has encouraged the school board to push back implementing the new assignment plan for middle school students until next year. That would go against a vote the board took last year to implement the plan this fall. Board chair Steve Imhoff says Orfield’s suggestion may or may not have encouraged a majority of the board members to change their minds, but he won’t go along with it.
Officials of Jefferson County Public Schools are holding public meetings about proposed changes to the system’s assignment plan. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Tomorrow the district is holding the first of seven meetings this month about the new assignment plan. (See below for locations and times.) The plan is supposed to create diversity in schools. […]