Tyler ISD’s desegregation order is lifted by Federal judge

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A federal judge has lifted Tyler ISD’s 46-year-old desegregation order by declaring the school district unitary in all areas and dismissing its desegregation case.

Since July 27, 1970, Tyler Independent School District has been ordered to desegregate their schools. Since then, the district said they have complied with federal regulations to maintain racial diversity.

“We have come to conclude that this school district has satisfied its burden and is eligible for unitary status,” said Marcos Ronquillo, an attorney from Friedman & Feiger law firm in Dallas.
 
In March, the board voted unanimously to hire the law firm to explore the feasibility of reaching unitary status. Ronquillo presented an overview of their analysis on Tyler ISD meeting the legal principles for unitary status. 
 
The school district is no longer under a federal desegregation order and no longer has to report to the court as it relates to this order.
 

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