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Desegregation case against Richmond County BOE dismissed

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

After nearly half a century, a desegregation case against the Richmond County Board of Education has been vacated. Judge Dudley Bowden handed down the ruling Wednesday evening.

The suit was filed in 1964 by Robert Acree who at the time said Richmond County had segregated schools where funding was not allocated fairly. The case required the BOE to have court supervision for all major district decisions like zoning, student reassignments and school closures.

Superintendent Dr. Frank Roberson said the historic ruling is a better representation of the school system.

"It's documentation that the Board of Education has been doing consistently the right thing for years because the evidence is quite clear that progress has been made," Dr. Roberson said.

Judge Bowden was the fourth and final judge to hear the case.

 

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