The Pulaski County Special School District's attorney says a judge could be close to declaring the district unitary which would cut millions in desegregation funding.
Monday night, PCSSD had an emergency meeting to talk about its strategic plan and what will happen if it loses the desegregation funding.
The millions of dollars a year help pay for, among other programs, the majority to minority transfer program to make sure the district is racially balanced. that program could be phased out with unitary status.
"We wouldn't lose it automatically, and we wouldn't lose it overnight, but I think it is important for all the districts to be out of court. The public perception is basically negative when you're operating under the jurisdiction other than just your school and your superindendent," says PCSSD attorney Sam Jones.
Right now, a consulting group is working on figuring out how the district would rework its budget post-desegregation. That report will be out by the legislative session.
This all stems from a 1989 racial discrimination lawsuit settlement involving PCSSD, as well as the Little Rock and North Little Rock school districts.