Statement from the Cleveland School District dated May 17, 2016
United States District Court Judge Debra Brown on Friday May 13, 2016, adopted the Department of Justice's plan to consolidate middle and high schools in the Cleveland School District, which will result in one high school at Cleveland High School and one middle school at East Side High. The Board believes the plans it proposed to the Court, either (1) open enrollment or (2) a combined middle school with two racially balanced high schools, were constitutional and in the best interest of students, parents and the community as the District's plans allowed for students and parents choice. The Board is examining the 96-page opinion of the Court and considering its options for appeal. The Court did not provide a time line for implementation of any changes. If the Board appeals, it would request that the existing open enrollment plan continue while the appeal is pending.
Congratulations Mrs. Kirkpatrick for being selected alternate Teacher of the Year for the state of Mississippi!! We are so proud of you!!