Wed., October 28, 2009 12:20pm (EDT)

Rezoning Upsets Parents in Houston County
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 4 years ago

WARNER ROBINS, Ga  —  
photo courtesy U.S. Department of Education
photo courtesy U.S. Department of Education
Some parents in Houston County are angry over proposed zoning changes in their school district. According to the Telegraph the school board met with parents in a packed auditorium at Houston County High School Tuesday night.

The gathering was disrupted several times by angry outbursts from the crowd. Many parents say they are against proposed changes to a map that defines where kids go to school.

Officials say the changes are necessary to comply with 2004 recommendations from the U.S. Department of Justice that enforce integration court orders from 1964. Each school is required to have a certain percentage of black students reflecting the population of Houston County, which is 36-percent black. The changes will go into effect next Fall.


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