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JCPS Assignment Plan Unveiled

A series of community meetings will be held early next year on the new assignment plan for middle and high school students in Jefferson County Public Schools.JCPS Director of Student Assignment Pat Todd says the plan, similar to the one approved for elementary students this year, was formally presented to the board of education Monday."It is the most preliminary step in informing the board about our thinking to date," Todd said.Last year that U.S. Supreme Court ruled declared the school system's previous student assignment plan unconstitutional because it relied solely on race.Todd says it's hoped the board will approve the middle and high school plan in March. It would be implemented in the 2010-2011 school year.

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