Hearing delayed in voucher-desegregation case - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Hearing delayed in voucher-desegregation case


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal court hearing on the effects the state private school voucher program could have on a decades old desegregation case has been delayed until November.

The Tangipahoa Parish school system argues that the voucher program, which pays private school tuition for some lower-income students from low-performing schools, diverts state money from the local school district.

And they say that affects the system's ability to comply with orders in the 1965 desegregation case. Those orders include construction of four elementary schools and continuation of magnet school programs.

State education officials had been summoned to a hearing set for Tuesday in federal court in New Orleans. After requests for delays by the state, U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle rescheduled the hearing for Nov. 26 at the federal courthouse in Baton Rouge.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow

Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wvue-dt.