Case: Andrews v. City of Monroe (La.)

3:65-cv-11297 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Aug. 5, 1965

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On August 5, 1965, students of the Monroe City School System (MCSS), on behalf of black students and parents in the City of Monroe, filed a suit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana alleging racial segregation and discrimination in the operation of the schools. On September 17, 1965, a permanent injunction prohibiting the continued operation of a segregated school system was signed. After another decree was signed on February 11, 1970, the United States joi…

On August 5, 1965, students of the Monroe City School System (MCSS), on behalf of black students and parents in the City of Monroe, filed a suit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana alleging racial segregation and discrimination in the operation of the schools. On September 17, 1965, a permanent injunction prohibiting the continued operation of a segregated school system was signed. After another decree was signed on February 11, 1970, the United States joined the action. In February of 1970, the Court also vacated the previous order and adopted a new plan that was eventually overturned by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for failure to establish a unitary system. On August 5th, 1970, the Court entered a decree in accordance with the Fifth Circuit mandate that was approved on June 30, 1971. This decree established a neighborhood school plan and oversight committee.

There was subsequent litigation in the 1970s and 1980s brought by intervenors who challenged the validity of the plan, resulting in an appeal consolidating the intervention connected with this case with an appeal of another school desegregation case, Taylor v. Ouachita Parish School Board, 513 F. Supp. 375 (SD-LA-0021). The appeal attempted to consolidate the geographically overlapping school districts and relieve the MCSS of its desegregation plan. This litigation resulted in an order to eliminate the overlapping area between the two school districts and that MCSS devise a new desegregation plan that would ensure there was no discrimination in reassigning students to one of the two school systems (MCSS or Ouachita Parish schools).

On July 6, 1992, the Court granted, in part, a motion for unitary status (that is, a motion declaring that vestiges of past segregation had been eliminated), stating that the MCSS was unitary in the area of facilities, extracurricular activities, and hiring and retention of teachers and administrators, but was not unitary in the area of teacher and principal assignments, student assignments, and transportation.

On August 14, 2008, the District Court (Judge Robert G. James) issued an order clarifying the reporting requirements of the decree and amending it to state that the school district must report on its enrollment by grade and race for each school for the current year and the name and race of each teacher employed for the current year by October 15th of each year.

On March 26, 2010, the Court amended the decree to allow the district to offer, in good faith, certain AP and honors courses and continue magnet, scholarship, and research programs, reporting the enrollment numbers of those courses and programs by race at the end of each year, with the rest of the decree remaining in effect. The Court also stated that the decree would be in force for five years, and that on June 30, 2014, the district would undergo a full evaluation and be given the chance to be declared a unitary district.

On June 20th, 2012, the Court approved a change in attendance zones in the school district, saying that it would not affect the ongoing desegregation efforts.

On August 15, 2014, the School Board submitted a status report stating that it has not communicated a desire to its legal counsel to have the Court declare the district unitary. Thus the litigation continues.

Summary Authors

Claire Lally (11/5/2014)

Related Cases

Taylor v. Ouachita Parish School Board, Western District of Louisiana (1966)

Related School Desegregation Cases in the Western District of Louisiana, Western District of Louisiana (1964)

People

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Judge(s)

Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell Jr. (Louisiana)

Gee, Thomas Gibbs (Louisiana)

Hayes, Karen L. (Louisiana)

James, Robert Gillespie (Louisiana)

Stagg, Thomas E. Jr. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brown, Allison R. (District of Columbia)

Flanagan, William J. (Louisiana)

Gardner, Kelly D. (District of Columbia)

Keene, J. Ransdell (Louisiana)

Marshall, Franz (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell Jr. (Louisiana)

Gee, Thomas Gibbs (Louisiana)

Hayes, Karen L. (Louisiana)

James, Robert Gillespie (Louisiana)

Stagg, Thomas E. Jr. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brown, Allison R. (District of Columbia)

Flanagan, William J. (Louisiana)

Gardner, Kelly D. (District of Columbia)

Keene, J. Ransdell (Louisiana)

Marshall, Franz (District of Columbia)

Michaud, Melissa Julia (District of Columbia)

Mudrick, Mary J. (Louisiana)

Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)

Vincent, Katherine (Louisiana)

Yeh, Teresa (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Freel, Angelique Duhon (Louisiana)

Katz, Stephen J. (Louisiana)

Langston, Beth Conrad (Louisiana)

Lato, Cherie Andries (Louisiana)

Lawrence, Leo Douglas (Louisiana)

Taylor, Nelson Dan Sr (Louisiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Kincade, Charles L. (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:65-cv-11297

Docket [PACER]

Andrews v. City of Monroe

Oct. 25, 2017

Oct. 25, 2017

Docket
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Decree [Concerning School Attendance]

Andrews v. City of Monroe

Nov. 4, 1969

Nov. 4, 1969

Order/Opinion

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Opinion [Abolishing Overlapping School Attendance Zones]

Andrews v. City of Monroe

513 F.Supp. 375

May 19, 1980

May 19, 1980

Order/Opinion

3:65-cv-11297

Opinion [Affirming District Court's Judgment]

Andrews v. City of Monroe

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

730 F.2d 1050

April 30, 1984

April 30, 1984

Order/Opinion
15

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Consent Decree [Concerning School Desegregation Obligations]

Andrews v. City of Monroe

March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010

Pleading / Motion / Brief
28

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Memorandum Order [Granting Motion for Relief from Judgment or to Clarify Obligations]

Andrews v. City of Monroe

Sept. 15, 2010

Sept. 15, 2010

Order/Opinion
55

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Minutes of Proceeding [With Judge Robert G. James]

ANDREWS V. CITY OF MONROE, ET AL.

June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

Transcript
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3:65-cv-11297

Ruling [Granting School Board's Motion for Partial Relief from Judgment]

Andrews v. City of Monroe

2012 WL 2357310

June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

Order/Opinion
80

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Status Report

Andrews v. City of Monroe

Aug. 15, 2014

Aug. 15, 2014

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Docket

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FILED IN WRONG CASE. PLEADING RE-DOCKETED IN CORRECT CASE. FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS AND DECREE signed by Judge Ben Dawkins Jr and entered in the record 8/1/1969. Docketed in the record for purposes of availability on 04/01/10. (crt,Yocum, M) Modified to reflect filed in wrong case on 4/13/2010 (Yocum, M). (Entered: 04/01/2010)

Aug. 1, 1969

Aug. 1, 1969

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FILED IN WRONG CASE. PLEADING RE-DOCKETED IN CORRECT CASE. DECREE signed by Judge Ben Dawkins Jr and entered in the record 11/4/1969. Docketed in the record for purposes of availability on 04/01/10. (crt,Yocum, M) Modified to reflect filed in wrong case on 4/13/2010 (Yocum, M). (Entered: 04/01/2010)

Nov. 4, 1969

Nov. 4, 1969

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FILED IN WRONG CASE. PLEADING RE-DOCKETED IN CORRECT CASE. ORDER signed by Judge Ben Dawkins Jr and entered in the record 8/17/1970. Docketed in the record for purposes of availability on 04/01/10. (crt,Yocum, M) Modified to reflect filed in wrong case on 4/13/2010 (Yocum, M). (Entered: 04/01/2010)

Aug. 17, 1970

Aug. 17, 1970

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FILED IN WRONG CASE. PLEADING RE-DOCKETED IN CORRECT CASE. CONSENT DECREE signed by Judge Ben Dawkins Jr and entered in the record 8/6/1971. Docketed in the record for purposes of availability on 04/01/10. (crt,Yocum, M) Modified to reflect filed in wrong case on 4/13/2010 (Yocum, M). (Entered: 04/01/2010)

Aug. 6, 1971

Aug. 6, 1971

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MEMORANDUM ORDER: The Court, upon its own motion, hereby AMENDS the standing Decree and amendments as stated in this Order. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 08/14/08. (NOTE: This entry is made on the paper docket as well) (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 09/04/2008)

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Aug. 14, 2008

Aug. 14, 2008

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MINUTE ENTRY: District Judge Status Conference set for 9/3/2008 01:30 PM in Chambers before Judge Robert G James. (This entry is made on the paper docket sheet as well.) Signed by Judge Robert G James on 08/14/08. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 09/04/2008)

Aug. 14, 2008

Aug. 14, 2008

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PAPER DOCKET SHEET of filings through August 29, 2008. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 09/04/2008)

Aug. 29, 2008

Aug. 29, 2008

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MINUTE ENTRY: The status conference currently set for September 3, 2008 at 1:30 pm is hereby CONTINUED WITHOUT DATE. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 09/03/08. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 09/04/2008)

Sept. 3, 2008

Sept. 3, 2008

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STATUS REPORT by School Board Monroe City. (Attachments: # 1 Student Enrollment Report, Part 1, # 2 Student Enrollment Report, Part 2, # 3 Student Enrollment Report, Part 3, # 4 Student Enrollment Report, Part 4, # 5 Student Enrollment Report, Part 5, # 6 Student Enrollment Report, Part 6, # 7 Teacher Employment Rosture, Part 1, # 8 Teacher Employment Rosture, Part 2, # 9 Teacher Employment Rosture, Part 3, # 10 Teacher Employment Rosture, Part 4, # 11 Teacher Employment Rosture, Part 5, # 12 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 6, # 13 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 7, # 14 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 8, # 15 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 9, # 16 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 10, # 17 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 11, # 18 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 12, # 19 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 13, # 20 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 14, # 21 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 15, # 22 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 16, # 23 Teacher Employment Roster, Part 17)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 10/15/2008)

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7 Teacher Employment Rosture, Part 1

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9 Teacher Employment Rosture, Part 3

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10 Teacher Employment Rosture, Part 4

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11 Teacher Employment Rosture, Part 5

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Oct. 15, 2008

Oct. 15, 2008

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NOTICE of Appearance by Allison R Brown on behalf of USA (aty,Brown, Allison) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 2 Memorandum Order. The Court has reviewed the annual report filed in compliance with the Court's August 14, 2008 Order. Any party desiring a conference to discuss the status of the case or the steps for achieving unitary status may file the appropriate motion. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 11/3/08. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

Nov. 4, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008

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MAIL RETURNED as Undeliverable: Mail sent to Beth Conrad Langston on behalf of Board of Elementary & Secondary Education, La Dept of Justice (Sport) 430 Fannin St Ste 309 Shreveport LA 71101, re: 7 Minute Entry, returned marked: Return to sender - Not at this address. Action taken: unable to locate current contact information. Only counsel for this party. Did not set notice to "no". (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 11/14/2008)

Nov. 10, 2008

Nov. 10, 2008

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MOTION for Cherie A. Lato to Enroll as Counsel by Board of Elementary & Secondary Education. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading Proposed Order)(aty,Lato, Cherie) (Entered: 02/11/2009)

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Feb. 11, 2009

Feb. 11, 2009

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ORDER granting 9 Motion to Enroll Cherie A Lato as Counsel for the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 02/13/09. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 02/13/2009)

Feb. 13, 2009

Feb. 13, 2009

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MAIL RETURNED as Undeliverable: Mail sent to Beth Conrad Langston, LA Dept of Justice (Sport), 430 Fannin St Ste 309, Shreveport, LA 71101, re: 10 Order on Motion to Enroll as Counsel returned marked: No longer at this address. Action taken: notice deactivated. (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

Feb. 24, 2009

Feb. 24, 2009

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STATUS REPORT Annual Report to the Court by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 2009 Student Enrollent Report (Attachment 1), # 2 Exhibits Attachment 2, 2009 MCSB Teacher Staffing Report)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 10/14/2009)

1 Exhibits 2009 Student Enrollent Report (Attachment 1)

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2 Exhibits Attachment 2, 2009 MCSB Teacher Staffing Report

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Oct. 14, 2009

Oct. 14, 2009

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 12 Status Report filed by School Board City of Monroe. Having reviewed the annual report filed by the School Board, the Court is of the opinion that the parties should move toward unitary status and the termination of the litigation in this case. Therefore a status conference is hereby set in the above-referenced matter for December 2, 2009, at 2:30 P.M. ( District Judge Status Conference set for 12/2/2009 at 2:30 PM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James). Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 11/5/09. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/06/2009)

Nov. 6, 2009

Nov. 6, 2009

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: STATUS CONFERENCE held on 12/2/2009. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 12/03/2009)

Dec. 2, 2009

Dec. 2, 2009

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PROPOSED ORDER/JUDGMENT by School Board City of Monroe, USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(aty,Brown, Allison) Modified to remove duplicate text on 3/26/2010. (Alexander, E) (Entered: 03/26/2010)

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March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010

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CONSENT DECREE: IT IS THE RULING OF THIS COURT, that the Monroe City School Board shall implement, inter alia the policies detailed in this Order to address certain of its desegregation obligations. The parties to this Consent Decree agree that the prior orders of this Court shall continue in full force and effect except to the extent that they are modified by this Order. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 3/30/10. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 03/30/2010)

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March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010

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DEFICIENT MOTION to Substitute Attorney Angelique Duhon Freel in place of Cherie A. Lato by Board of Elementary & Secondary Education. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Freel, Angelique) Modified on 4/8/2010 to reflect submission is deficient. (Alexander, E) Modified on 4/16/2010 to remove "?" from docket text. Motion resubmitted in its entirety and filed as document 23 . (Alexander, E) (Entered: 04/07/2010)

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April 7, 2010

April 7, 2010

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NOTICE of Deficiency to Angelique Duhon Freel on behalf of Board of Elementary & Secondary Education regarding 21 DEFICIENT ? MOTION to Substitute Attorney Angelique Duhon Freel in place of Cherie A. Lato. Reason: An original signature of withdrawing attorney is required for the filing of this motion. Please also refer to LR5.7.08W regarding electronic filing of documents requiring signatures of more than on party. (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 04/08/2010)

April 8, 2010

April 8, 2010

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MOTION to Substitute Attorney Angelique Duhon Freel in place of Cherie A. Lato by Board of Elementary & Secondary Education. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Freel, Angelique) (Entered: 04/16/2010)

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April 16, 2010

April 16, 2010

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ORDER granting 23 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Attorney Cherie Andries Lato terminated. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 4/19/10. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 04/19/2010)

April 19, 2010

April 19, 2010

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STATUS REPORT June 30th Consent Decree Report by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits Teacher Rostures, # 2 Exhibits Student Course Enrollment Data, # 3 Exhibits Information Disseminated to 9th Graders, # 4 Exhibits Information Disseminated o/b/o CHS, # 5 Exhibits Information Disseminated to WHS Incoming Freshmen)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 06/30/2010)

1 Exhibits Teacher Rostures

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2 Exhibits Student Course Enrollment Data

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3 Exhibits Information Disseminated to 9th Graders

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4 Exhibits Information Disseminated o/b/o CHS

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5 Exhibits Information Disseminated to WHS Incoming Freshmen

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June 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

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MOTION for Relief from Judgment or for Clarification of Obligation(s) to Furnish Free Transportation to Nonpublic School Students by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service, # 3 Exhibit 1 (R.S. 17:158), # 4 Exhibit 2 (Act 750), # 5 Exhibit 3 (Brumfield v. Dodd approved schools in Louisiana), # 6 Memorandum / Brief)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) Modified on 8/31/2010 to edit text (Smith, C). (Entered: 08/30/2010)

1 Proposed Order

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2 Certificate of Service

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3 Exhibit 1 (R.S. 17:158)

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4 Exhibit 2 (Act 750)

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5 Exhbit 3 (Brumfield v. Dodd approved schools in Louisiana)

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6 Memorandum / Brief

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Aug. 30, 2010

Aug. 30, 2010

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 26 MOTION for Relief from Judgment or for Clarification of Obligation(s) to Furnish Free Transportation to Nonpublic School Students filed by School Board City of Monroe. Having reviewed MCSB's motion, the Court does not believe that a modification to the desegregation decree is necessary in this case. Rather, the Court believes that MCSB has a duty to comply with state law unless or until its compliance is in conflict with its desegregation obligations. In its motion, MCSB states that neither the United States Department of Justice nor the State of Louisiana has any opposition to MCSB's request. It is unknown whether Plaintiffs Annie F. Harris and Benya Marshall have an objection, although their counsel was provided a copy of this motion. If any party has an objection to MCSB's intent to provide transportation to non-public students in compliance with LA. Rev. Stat. 17:158(A)(1), the party should file an opposition memorandum within ten (10) days from the date of this minute entry. If no memorandum is filed, an order granting the motion shall issue. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 9/2/10. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 09/02/2010)

Sept. 2, 2010

Sept. 2, 2010

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MEMORANDUM ORDER granting 26 Motion for Relief from Judgment or to Clarify Obligations Imposed by this Court Relative to the Transportation of the Monroe City School District as stated in this Order. MCSB shall comply with the provisions of LA.Rev.Stat. 17:158(A)(1) with regard to transportation of non-public school students unless or until its compliance conflicts with its duties under federal desegregation law. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 9/15/10. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 09/15/2010)

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Sept. 15, 2010

Sept. 15, 2010

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STATUS REPORT on 2010 Enrollment & Staffing by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits Student Enrollment Report, # 2 Exhibits Student Enrollment Summary Report, # 3 Exhibits Teacher Staffing Report, by School)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 10/11/2010)

1 Exhibits Student Enrollment Report

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3 Exhibits Teacher Staffing Report, by School

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Oct. 11, 2010

Oct. 11, 2010

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STATUS REPORT June 30th Consent Decree Report by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 School Staff Rosters, # 2 Student Enrollment Data, # 3 CHS Student Information, # 4 CHS TOPS Information, # 5 NHS Student Information, # 6 NHS Registration Policy Guide, # 7 WHS Student Information, # 8 Magnet Program Book, # 9 Magnet Program Push Card)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) Modified to remove excess text on 7/1/2011. (Alexander, E) (Entered: 06/30/2011)

1 School Staff Rosters

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2 Student Enrollment Data

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3 CHS Student Information

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4 CHS TOPS Information

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5 NHS Student Information

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6 NHS Registration Policy Guide

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7 WHS Student Information

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8 Magnet Program Book

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9 Magnet Program Push Card

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June 30, 2011

June 30, 2011

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ELECTRONIC MINUTE ENTRY: A Telephone Status Conference is hereby set for 7/12/2011 at 1:00 PM before Chief Judge Robert G James. Counsel are to conference together and call Chambers at 318-322-6230 when all parties are present. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 07/05/2011. (crt,Floyd, J) (Entered: 07/05/2011)

July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011

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MOTION for Hearing by School Board City of Monroe. ADMINISTRATIVE ENTRY as 32 Motion for Partial Relief from Judgment electronically filed without selecting all reliefs requested in motion. (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 07/11/2011)

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6 Certificate of Service

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July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011

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NOTICE of Motion Setting regarding 32 MOTION for Partial Relief from Judgment. Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 07/11/2011)

July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 7/12/2011. The School board has filed a Motion for Partial Relief from Judgment 32 . The School Board has requested expedited consideration because Cypress Point is overcrowded, and it wished to make these transfers beginning with the 2011-2012 school, which begins in August. Accordingly, the DOJ and Plaintiffs have until July 19, 2011, to file oppositi9on memoranda. If no opposition or motion for extension of time is filed by July 19th, the Court will review the School board's motion and issue the appropriate order. ( Compliance Deadline set for 7/19/2011). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 07/12/2011)

July 12, 2011

July 12, 2011

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 32 MOTION for Partial Relief from Judgment with consent by USA. ADMINISTRATIVE ENTRY as 35 Motion for Extension of Time to Enter Agreement electronically filed without selecting all reliefs requested in motion. (crt,Alexander, E) (Entered: 07/20/2011)

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July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011

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ORDER granting 35 Motion to Extend. Compliance Deadline reset for 7/22/2011 to either finalize an agreement regarding the sixth-grade students at Cypress Point Elementary School or for the United States and private Plaintiffs to file a response to the Monroe City School Board's Motion for Partial Relief from Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 7/20/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 07/20/2011)

July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011

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AMENDED DOCUMENT by School Board City of Monroe. Amended Order Granting Partial Relief from Judgment. (Attachments: # 1 Amended Exhibit A, # 2 Attorney Certificate)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 07/22/2011)

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July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

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MEMORANDUM ORDER granting in part and denying in part 32 Motion FOR Partial Relief from Judgment as stated in this Order. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 7/25/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 07/25/2011)

July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011

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MINUTE ENTRY: District Judge Status Conference set for 11/9/2011 at 3:00 PM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James. Counsel and parties may attend in person or by telephone. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/25/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

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MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Time to File Annual Summative Report on Student Enrollment & Staff Assignments with consent sought but not yet obtained by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order Extending Deadline)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 10/28/2011)

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Oct. 28, 2011

Oct. 28, 2011

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ORDER granting 40 Motion to Extend Time for filing the annual student enrollment and staffing reports. Compliance Deadline set for 10/31/2011. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 10/31/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 10/31/2011)

Oct. 31, 2011

Oct. 31, 2011

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STATUS REPORT on Student Enrollment & Staffing for 2011 by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-A Student Enrollment Report for 2011, # 2 Exhibit 1-B Staffing Report for 2011)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 10/31/2011)

1 Exhibit 1-A Student Enrollment Report for 2011

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2 Exhibit 1-B Staffing Report for 2011

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Oct. 31, 2011

Oct. 31, 2011

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 39 Minute Entry Setting Status Conference. District Judge Status Conference scheduled for today at 3:00 PM is re-set for 11/15/2011 at 2:00 PM in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 11/9/11. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/09/2011)

Nov. 9, 2011

Nov. 9, 2011

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: STATUS CONFERENCE held on 11/16/2011. Based on the current efforts of the parties and counsel, the Court finds that no action on its part is necessary at this time. The School Board shall file a status report no later than December 30, 2011. If DOJ or Plaintiffs have a response to the School Board's report, they should file the response by January 13, 2012. ( Status Report due by 12/30/2011). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 11/16/2011)

Nov. 16, 2011

Nov. 16, 2011

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STATUS REPORT ON REZONING by School Board City of Monroe. (aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 12/29/2011)

Dec. 29, 2011

Dec. 29, 2011

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46

MINUTE ENTRY: setting Telephone Conference for 5/7/2012 at 01:30 PM by phone before Chief Judge Robert G James. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 04/30/12. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 04/30/2012)

April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 5/8/2012. Given issues arising in this case and the Court's desire that the School Board continue to move towards achieving unitary status, a telephone conference is set for June 18, 2012, at 10 A.M. Counsel should conference together and contact Chambers at 318-322-6230 or may set up a conference call and provide the dial-in information to participants. ( District Judge Telephone Status Conference set for 6/18/2012 at 10:00 AM before Chief Judge Robert G James). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/08/2012)

May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012

PACER
48

MOTION Partial Relief From Judgment (Civ. R. 60) by School Board City of Monroe. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum / Brief, # 2 Text of proposed order, # 3 Exhibit Demographic Report, # 4 Exhibit Supplementarl Demographic Report)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 05/25/2012)

1 Memorandum / Brief

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2 Text of proposed order

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3 Exhibit Demographic Report

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4 Exhibit Supplementarl Demographic Report

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May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

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49

NOTICE of Motion Setting regarding 48 MOTION Partial Relief From Judgment (Civ. R. 60) . Motions referred to Robert G James. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 05/25/2012)

May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

PACER
50

MINUTE ENTRY: re 48 MOTION Partial Relief From Judgment (Civ. R. 60) filed by School Board City of Monroe. It is the Court's understanding that the United States Department of Justice does not oppose the motion. If Plaintiffs wish to file a memorandum in opposition or response to the motion, they must do so no later than June 12, 2012. ( Compliance Deadline set for 6/12/2012). Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 6/4/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/05/2012)

June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012

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RESPONSE to Motion re 48 MOTION Partial Relief From Judgment (Civ. R. 60) filed by Annie F Harris. (aty,Kincade, Charles) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012

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DEFICIENT REPLY to Response to Motion re 48 MOTION Partial Relief From Judgment (Civ. R. 60) filed by School Board City of Monroe. (aty,Lawrence, Leo) Modified to reflect document as deficient on 6/15/2012. (Kennedy, T) Modified to remove "?" from docket text on 7/16/2012. See document #57 and 58 Ruling and Order. (Kennedy, T) (Entered: 06/13/2012)

June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012

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MINUTE ENTRY Setting a hearing on 48 MOTION Partial Relief From Judgment (Civ. R. 60) for June 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM, in Monroe, 2nd floor before Chief Judge Robert G James. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 6/14/12. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 06/14/2012)

June 14, 2012

June 14, 2012

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NOTICE of Deficiency to Leo Douglas Lawrence on behalf of School Board City of Monroe regarding 52 Reply to Response to Motion. Reason: This reply brief exceeds ten pages. Please see LR7.8 for information regarding length of reply briefs. (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 06/15/2012)

June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012

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55

MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: STATUS CONFERENCE held on 6/18/2012. The Court raised the issue of the pending March 30,2010 Consent Decree. Under that Decree, a unitary status review is set to take place after June 30,2014. However, it is the intent of the Court that the parties take affirmative steps to address any issues that would prevent a unitary status finding in 2014. As issues arise, the Court expects the parties to attempt to reach an amicable resolution or to contact the Court for a hearing to resolve the issues, rather than waiting to conduct a review in 2014. In the upcoming June 30, 2012 status report, the Court expects the School Board to identify and address any unresolved issues. DOJ's counsel raised concerns about the effect recent education legislation in Louisiana might have on desegregation cases. All parties agreed that they were concerned about the potential effects, but the Court and the parties agreed that it is unclear what those effects may be at this time. The Court's intent is to continue to move forward and to address problems as they arise. The Court and the parties also addressed the pending Motion for Partial Relief. The DOJ does not oppose the motion. The Court indicated that it would issue a ruling very shortly. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/19/2012)

June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge Robert G James: MOTION HEARING held on 6/18/2012 re 48 MOTION Partial Relief From Judgment (Civ. R. 60) filed by School Board City of Monroe. The Court authorized the reply of Mr. Lawrence in excess of 10 pages to be filed. After consultation with parties, the Court took this matter under advisement and a written ruling to be issued shortly. (Court Reporter: Debbie Lowery) (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/19/2012)

June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

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RULING re 48 MOTION Partial Relief From Judgment (Civ. R. 60) filed by School Board City of Monroe. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 6/20/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/20/2012)

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June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in this Court's Ruling 57, the Court GRANTS 48 Motion for Partial Relief from Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 6/20/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/20/2012)

June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

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CORRECTED ATTACHMENT (Summary of Changes in Attendance Zone Descriptions) to 58 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/21/2012)

June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012

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MOTION FOR EXTENSION of Deadline for Filing Annual June 30th Report with consent by School Board City of Monroe. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 06/29/2012)

1 Proposed order

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June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012

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ORDER granting 60 Motion for Extension. Compliance Deadline set for 7/31/2012 for filing annual report on desegregation. Signed by Chief Judge Robert G James on 6/29/12. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/29/2012)

June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012

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STATUS REPORT by School Board City of Monroe. (aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 08/01/2012)

Aug. 1, 2012

Aug. 1, 2012

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EXHIBITS (Notice of Manual Attachment) re 62 Status Report filed by School Board City of Monroe. (crt,Dickerson, D) Modified to indicate exhibits are located on the shelf (Green Card) in Monroe as a Notice of Manual Attachment on 10/1/2012 (Yocum, M). (Entered: 08/02/2012)

Aug. 2, 2012

Aug. 2, 2012

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STATUS REPORT on Enrollment & Staffing by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit School District Student Enrollment Report, # 2 Exhibit Composite Student Enrollment Report, by School, # 3 Exhibit Composite Certified Staff Report, by School)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 10/31/2012)

1 Exhibit School District Student Enrollment Report

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2 Exhibit Composite Student Enrollment Report, by School

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3 Exhibit Composite Certified Staff Report, by School

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Oct. 31, 2012

Oct. 31, 2012

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65

NOTICE of Appearance by Melissa Julia Michaud on behalf of USA (aty,Michaud, Melissa) Modified to reflect document as deficient on 2/7/2013. (Kennedy, T) Modified to remove deficiency status on 2/15/2013. See document 67 Motion. (Kennedy, T) (Entered: 02/06/2013)

Feb. 6, 2013

Feb. 6, 2013

PACER
66

NOTICE of Deficiency to Melissa Julia Michaud on behalf of USA regarding 65 Notice of Appearance. Reason: This party is already represented by other counsel. Please refer to provisions under LR83.2.12 regarding appearance of other counsel to ensure compliance with this rule. A motion to enroll as co-counsel or to substitute counsel (signed by the current counsel of record) is required to remedy this situation. (Please also refer to LR5.7.08 regarding electronic filing of documents requiring signatures of more than one party.). (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 02/07/2013)

Feb. 7, 2013

Feb. 7, 2013

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MOTION to Substitute Attorney filed by USA regarding 65 Notice of Appearance . (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Michaud, Melissa) Modified event to more accurately identify the pleading submitted on 2/15/2013. Modified to reflect document as deficient. (Kennedy, T) Modified to remove deficiency status on 2/20/2013. See document 69 Corrective Document. (Kennedy, T) (Entered: 02/14/2013)

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Feb. 14, 2013

Feb. 14, 2013

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NOTICE of Deficiency to Melissa Julia Michaud on behalf of USA regarding 67 MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Reason: This party is already represented by other counsel. Please refer to provisions under LR83.2.12 regarding appearance of other counsel to ensure compliance with this rule. A motion to enroll as co-counsel or to substitute counsel (signed by the current counsel of record) is required to remedy this situation. (Please also refer to LR5.7.08 regarding electronic filing of documents requiring signatures of more than one party.). (crt,Kennedy, T) (Entered: 02/15/2013)

Feb. 15, 2013

Feb. 15, 2013

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CORRECTIVE DOCUMENT entitled Motion to Substitute Attorney filed by USA regarding 67 MOTION to Substitute Attorney . (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Michaud, Melissa) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

1 Text of proposed order

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Feb. 19, 2013

Feb. 19, 2013

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ORDER granting 67 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Melissa Julia Michaud added as counsel for U S A. Attorney Allison R Brown terminated. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes on 2/21/13. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 02/21/2013)

Feb. 21, 2013

Feb. 21, 2013

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STATUS REPORT June 30th Consent Decree Report by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit CHS Faculty Credentials & Student Enrollment, # 2 Exhibit CHS Teacher Schedules 2012-13, # 3 Exhibit CHS Registration & Course Offerings, # 4 Exhibit CHS Magnet Course Brochures, # 5 Exhibit NHS Teacher Rosture & Course Schedules, # 6 Exhibit NHS Course Offerings, # 7 Exhibit WHS Course Offerings, # 8 Exhibit WHS Extracurricular Activity Brochure, # 9 Exhibit WHS Graduation Requirements)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 06/30/2013)

1 Exhibit CHS Faculty Credentials & Student Enrollment

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2 Exhibit CHS Teacher Schedules 2012-13

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3 Exhibit CHS Registration & Course Offerings

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4 Exhibit CHS Magnet Course Brochures

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5 Exhibit NHS Teacher Rosture & Course Schedules

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6 Exhibit NHS Course Offerings

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7 Exhibit WHS Course Offerings

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8 Exhibit WHS Extracurricular Activity Brochure

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9 Exhibit WHS Graduation Requirements

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June 30, 2013

June 30, 2013

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MOTION to Withdraw Melissa J. Michaud as Attorney by USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Michaud, Melissa) (Entered: 07/11/2013)

1 Proposed order

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July 11, 2013

July 11, 2013

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ORDER granting 72 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Melissa Julia Michaud terminated. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes on 7/15/13. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 07/15/2013)

July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

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Consent Decree October 15th STATUS REPORT by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 2013-14 Student Count-By Schools & Ethnicity, # 2 Exhibit October 1, 2013 MFP Student Count, # 3 Exhibit 2013-14 Report of Teaching Staff by School, Race & Credentials)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 10/14/2013)

1 Exhibit 2013-14 Student Count-By Schools & Ethnicity

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2 Exhibit October 1, 2013 MFP Student Count

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3 Exhibit 2013-14 Report of Teaching Staff by School, Race & Credentials

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Oct. 14, 2013

Oct. 14, 2013

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MINUTE ENTRY: re 55 Status Conference. The parties March 30, 2010 Consent Decree remains pending before the Court. In its June 19, 2012 Minutes [Doc. No. 55], the Court previously instructed the parties to identify and address any unresolved issues which would prevent the Court from conducting a unitary status review on or after June 30, 2014. If the parties could not resolve the issues amicably, they were instructed to notify the Court and request a hearing. The parties have not contacted the Court about unresolved issues, nor have they requested a status conference on this topic. Accordingly, the Court anticipates that the parties will file a joint motion for unitary status on or after June 30, 2014. If the Department of Justice, the Monroe City School Board, or the individual Plaintiffs have any remaining concerns about issues related to the Green factors, they must file a motion for a status conference immediately. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 5/13/14. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/13/2014)

May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014

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Annual June 30th Consent Decree STATUS REPORT due June 30, 2014 by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Carroll High School Teacher Roster & Credentials 2014, # 2 Exhibit Neville High School Teacher Roster & Credentials, # 3 Exhibit Wossman High School Teacher Roster & Credentials, # 4 Exhibit CHS Master Schedule, # 5 Exhibit NHS Master Schedule, # 6 Exhibit WHS Master Schedule, # 7 Exhibit CHS Student Course Offerings, # 8 Exhibit CHS Medical Magnet Program & Attendance Contract, # 9 Exhibit CHS Medical Magnet Brochure, # 10 Exhibit CHS Medical Magnet-Certifications for Students Recruitment Brochure, # 11 Exhibit NHS Registration Policy Guide, # 12 Exhibit WHS Course Descriptions, # 13 Exhibit WHS Freshman Orientation Guide)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 06/27/2014)

1 Exhibit Carroll High School Teacher Roster & Credentials 2014

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2 Exhibit Neville High School Teacher Roster & Credentials

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3 Exhibit Wossman High School Teacher Roster & Credentials

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4 Exhibit CHS Master Schedule

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5 Exhibit NHS Master Schedule

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6 Exhibit WHS Master Schedule

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7 Exhibit CHS Student Course Offerings

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8 Exhibit CHS Medical Magnet Program & Attendance Contract

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9 Exhibit CHS Medical Magnet Brochure

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10 Exhibit CHS Medical Magnet-Certifications for Students Recruitment Brochure

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11 Exhibit NHS Registration Policy Guide

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12 Exhibit WHS Course Descriptions

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13 Exhibit WHS Freshman Orientation Guide

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June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

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MINUTE ENTRY setting Telephone Conference for 7/22/2014 at 1:00 PM by phone before Judge Robert G James. Counsel shall conference together and contact Chambers at (318)322-6230 when all counsel are present. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 07/09/2014. (crt,Yocum, M) (Entered: 07/09/2014)

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

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78

Amended/Supplemental Consent Decree STATUS REPORT by School Board City of Monroe. (aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 07/10/2014)

July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014

PACER
79

MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 7/22/2014. After discussion, the Court set a deadline of August 18, 2014, for the School Board to file a motion for unitary status, or for the parties to file a status report in the record. ( Compliance Deadline set for 8/18/2014). (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 07/23/2014)

July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014

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80

STATUS REPORT ON UNITARY STATUS by School Board City of Monroe. (aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 08/15/2014)

Aug. 15, 2014

Aug. 15, 2014

PACER
81

Monroe City School Board 2014 STATUS REPORT on Student Enrollment & Teacher Staffing by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Students Ethnicity & Gender Report (JPAMS), # 2 Exhibit Minimum Foundation Program Student Membership Report 2014-15, # 3 Exhibit Barkdull-Faulk Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 4 Exhibit Berg Jones Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 5 Exhibit Carroll High School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 6 Exhibit Carroll Jr. High School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 7 Exhibit Carver Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 8 Exhibit Clara Hall Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 9 Exhibit Cypress Point Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 10 Exhibit J.S. Clark Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 11 Exhibit Jefferson Upper Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 12 Exhibit Lee Jr. High School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 13 Exhibit Lexington Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 14 Exhibit Lincoln Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 15 Exhibit Madison James Foster Elementary School CertifiedTeacher Staffing Report, # 16 Exhibit M. L. King, Jr. Middle School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 17 Exhibit Minnie Ruffin Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 18 Exhibit Neville High School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 19 Exhibit Sallie Humble Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 20 Exhibit Sherrouse DAP (Alternative School) Certified Teacher Staffing Report, # 21 Exhibit Wossman High School Certified Teacher Staffing Report)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

1 Exhibit Students Ethnicity & Gender Report (JPAMS)

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2 Exhibit Minimum Foundation Program Student Membership Report 2014-15

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3 Exhibit Barkdull-Faulk Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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4 Exhibit Berg Jones Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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5 Exhibit Carroll High School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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6 Exhibit Carroll Jr. High School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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7 Exhibit Carver Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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8 Exhibit Clara Hall Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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9 Exhibit Cypress Point Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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10 Exhibit J.S. Clark Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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11 Exhibit Jefferson Upper Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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12 Exhibit Lee Jr. High School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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13 Exhibit Lexington Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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14 Exhibit Lincoln Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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15 Exhibit Madison James Foster Elementary School CertifiedTeacher Staffing Report

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16 Exhibit M. L. King, Jr. Middle School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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17 Exhibit Minnie Ruffin Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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18 Exhibit Neville High School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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19 Exhibit Sallie Humble Elementary School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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20 Exhibit Sherrouse DAP (Alternative School) Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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21 Exhibit Wossman High School Certified Teacher Staffing Report

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Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

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ELECTRONIC MINUTE ENTRY: District Judge Telephone Status Conference set for 1/12/2015 at 2:30 PM before Judge Robert G James. Chambers will provide Counsel with call-in information. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 01/06/2015. (crt,Floyd, J) (Entered: 01/06/2015)

Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE CONFERENCE held on 1/12/2015. After discussion, the Court set another Telephone Conference for 2/2/2015 09:30 AM before Judge Robert G James. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 01/14/2015)

Jan. 12, 2015

Jan. 12, 2015

PACER
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MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 2/2/2015. Mr. Lawrence reported that the School Board has requested time to thoroughly consider and review the desegregation status before taking any further action in this Court. Mr. Marshall had no opposition to the School board's request. After discussion, the Court set another telephone status conference for 5/11/2015 at 10:00 AM before Judge Robert G James. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 02/02/2015)

Feb. 2, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 5/13/2015. Mr. Lawrence reported that the School board does not intend to file a motion for a unitary status hearing at this time. The DOJ also requested additional time to review the capital outlay for the schools in the District. After discussion, the Court set another District Judge Telephone Status Conference for 6/15/2015 at 1:00 PM before Judge Robert G James. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 05/13/2015)

May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015

PACER
86

MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE held on 6/15/2015. Mr. Lawrence reported that he informed the School Board of the Courts intent to conduct a sua sponte unitary status review. However, the School Board still does not intend to file a motion for a unitary status hearing at this time. The DOJ has reviewed the case and does not intend to take any further action. The Court informed counsel that it would take this matter under consideration and advise them of its intent. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/16/2015)

June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

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MINUTE ENTRY: After having conducted a telephone status conference in the above-referenced matter, the Court finds that it is now appropriate to set a hearing to determine whether the Monroe City School Board has achieved unitary status in the district. Accordingly, an evidentiary hearing is set for September 21, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. A pre-hearing conference will be conducted by the undersigned on September 8, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in Chambers. The Court will address any evidentiary issues and pre-trial submissions at the conference. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 6/16/15. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 06/16/2015)

June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015

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Annual June 30th Consent Decree STATUS REPORT (2015) by School Board City of Monroe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit CHS Faculty Credentials, # 2 Exhibit NHS-Joint Class Enrollment & Faculty Credentials, # 3 Exhibit WHS Faculty Credentials, # 4 Exhibit CHS Student Registration Packet, # 5 Exhibit CHS Medical Magnet Brochure, # 6 Exhibit NHS Registration Policy Guide, # 7 Exhibit WHS Course Offerings, # 8 Exhibit CHS Student Classroom Enrollment by Teacher, Ethnicity & Gender, # 9 Exhibit WHS Student Classroom Enrollment by Teacher, Ethnicity & Gender, # 10 Exhibit WHS Advanced Placement Bulletin (substituted for 2014-15), # 11 Exhibit WHS Freshman Orientation Documents)(aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

1 Exhibit CHS Faculty Credentials

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2 Exhibit NHS-Joint Class Enrollment & Faculty Credentials

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3 Exhibit WHS Faculty Credentials

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4 Exhibit CHS Student Registration Packet

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5 Exhibit CHS Medical Magnet Brochure

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6 Exhibit NHS Registration Policy Guide

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7 Exhibit WHS Course Offerings

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8 Exhibit CHS Student Classroom Enrollment by Teacher, Ethnicity & Gender

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9 Exhibit WHS Student Classroom Enrollment by Teacher, Ethnicity & Gender

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10 Exhibit WHS Advanced Placement Bulletin (substituted for 2014-15)

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11 Exhibit WHS Freshman Orientation Documents

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June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

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Supplemental STATUS REPORT Amending and Supplementing June 30, 2015 Consent Decree Report by School Board City of Monroe. (aty,Lawrence, Leo) (Entered: 07/28/2015)

July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015

PACER
90

Unopposed MOTION for Michaele N. Turnage Young to Enroll as Counsel by USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(Attorney Michaele Nicole Turnage-Young added to party USA(pty:intvp))(aty,Turnage-Young, Michaele) (Entered: 08/10/2015)

1 Proposed order

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Aug. 10, 2015

Aug. 10, 2015

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ORDER granting 90 Motion to Enroll as Counsel. Michaele N Turnage Young added as co-counsel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes on 8/12/15. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 08/12/2015)

Aug. 12, 2015

Aug. 12, 2015

PACER
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MINUTE ENTRY: A pre-hearing conference is set in this matter on September 8, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in Chambers. Counsel for the Department of Justice will be permitted to attend the pre-hearing conference by telephone. Counsel should contact Chambers by calling (318)322-6230 at the appointed time. Counsel for the City of Monroe and any other parties should attend in person. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 8/14/15. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

Aug. 14, 2015

Aug. 14, 2015

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MOTION to Substitute Attorney Patricia Wilton in place of Angelique Duhon Freel with consent sought but not yet obtained by Board of Elementary & Secondary Education. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Freel, Angelique) (Entered: 08/27/2015)

1 Proposed order

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Aug. 27, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION for Kelly D. Gardner to Enroll as Counsel by USA. Motions referred to Karen L Hayes. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed order)(aty,Gardner, Kelly) (Entered: 08/27/2015)

1 Proposed order

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Aug. 27, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015

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ORDER granting 93 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Added attorney Patricia H Wilton for Board of Elementary & Secondary Education. Attorney Angelique Duhon Freel terminated as counsel in this matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes on 8/28/15. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 08/28/2015)

Aug. 28, 2015

Aug. 28, 2015

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ORDER granting 94 Motion to Enroll as Counsel. Added as counsel Kelly D Gardner for USA. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes on 8/28/15. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 08/28/2015)

Aug. 28, 2015

Aug. 28, 2015

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MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Robert G James: IN CHAMBERS CONFERENCE held on 9/8/2015. This matter is presently set for a unitary status hearing on September 21, 2015. Although the hearing was set sua sponte by the Court, the School Board has retained Dr. Gordon because of his previous experience with this case. He is not available, however, on the current hearing date. The Court may wish to proceed, at least in certain areas, on that date. Ms. Turnage Young raised the DOJs concerns about the School Boards compliance with the 2010 Consent Decree. The undersigned instructed the parties to work together over the next week to resolve these issues, if possible. Counsel must email a status report by the end of the day on September 14, 2015, to james_courtesycopies@lawd.uscourts.gov. After reviewing the status report, the Court will consider whether the hearing should be continued. Finally, Mr. Marshall raised the issue of the individual Plaintiffs. Since the demise of their counsel, Plaintiffs have not retained other counsel or notified the Court of their desire to participate pro se. Mr. Lawrence does have contact information for the Plaintiffs. Once that contact information is provided, the Court will instruct the Clerk of Court to provide copies of the filings in this matter, so that it is clear that the Plaintiffs have notice of the proceedings. (crt,DickersonSld, D) Modified on 9/25/2015 to correct filing date (DickersonSld, D). (Entered: 09/09/2015)

Sept. 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015

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MINUTE ENTRY: The unitary status hearing currently set for September 21, 2015 will go forward as scheduled. Counsel should be prepared to present any witnesses and evidence available to address the remaining Green factors of student assignment, teacher and principal assignment, and transportation. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 9/15/15. (crt,Crawford, A) (Entered: 09/15/2015)

Sept. 15, 2015

Sept. 15, 2015

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ORAL MOTION to File Status Report dated September 14, 2015 in the record by USA. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 09/22/2015)

Sept. 21, 2015

Sept. 21, 2015

PACER
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ORAL MOTION to Introduce Exhibit D-1 by City of Monroe. (crt,DickersonSld, D) (Entered: 09/22/2015)

Sept. 21, 2015

Sept. 21, 2015

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

School Desegregation

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 5, 1965

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A class of Black students of Monroe City public schools.

Plaintiff Type(s):

City/County Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

City of Monroe (Monroe, Ouachita), School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title IV, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000c et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1971 - None

Content of Injunction:

Monitor/Master

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Education

Racial segregation

Discrimination-area:

Zoning

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Type of Facility:

Government-run