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State, School Districts Reach Tentative Agreement on Desegregation Case

After more than $1 billion in desegregation payments have been made to Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County Schools, an agreement to end the case now appears imminent.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- An agreement is now in place to end the 31-year desegregation lawsuit among the three school districts in Pulaski County, a development Attorney General Dustin McDaniel called a "historic milestone."

After more than $1 billion in desegregation payments have been made to Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County Schools, an agreement to end the case now appears imminent.

"It is certain there is risk for all parties, it is certain there is an incentive to engage in a settlement that would provide predictability. This agreement give us that," McDaniel says. "Make no mistake, this is not a done deal yet, but we are at an historic milestone."

Under the tentative agreement, the State will continue to make $70 million payments to all three districts until 2018, and in return, the districts will release the state from any further responsibilities, which should keep all parties out of court.

But this agreement is only strong if everyone signs on the dotted line.
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