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Cleveland School District To Appeal District Court Ruling
The Cleveland School District will appeal a recent U.S. District Court ruling forcing the consolidation of two high schools into one and the creation of a single middle school.The CSD will seek expedited review of the appeal from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and a stay of the ruling pending the appeal.
The decision by the district’s Board of Trustees followed a May 13 ruling by Judge Debra Brown in favor of the Department of Justice in the Cowan v. Cleveland School District case.
The judge’s ruling would consolidate East Side High and Cleveland High into a single high school located at the current Margaret Green Junior High/Cleveland High campus and create a single middle school at the current East Side High campus.
The Board's vote was 3-2 with Trustees George Evans, Todd Fuller and Richard Boggs voting to appeal and Trustees Dr. Chresteen Seals and Tonya Short voting not to appeal.
Mississippi health officials and school officials encourage parents to make sure their children have the required and up-to-date immunizations their children need in order to enter school this upcoming year.