Fisher, et al v. Tucson Unified, et al

Filing 1914

ORDER adopting the 1913 Report and Recommendation of the Special Master set out in his Report and Recommendation. Signed by Senior Judge David C Bury on 3/25/2016. (SEE ORDER FOR DETAILS.)(BAR)

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1 2 3 4 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 7 8 Roy and Josie Fisher, et al., No. CV-74-00090-TUC-DCB Plaintiffs 9 10 and 11 United States of America, Plaintiff-Intervenor, 12 13 v. 14 Tucson Unified School District, et al., Defendants, 15 16 and 17 Sidney L. Sutton, et al., Defendants-Intervenors, 18 19 Maria Mendoza, et al., 20 No. CV-74-0204-TUC-DCB Plaintiffs, 21 and 22 United States of America, 23 24 25 26 Plaintiff-Intervenor, ORDER v. Tucson Unified School District, et al. Defendants. 27 28 Report and Recommendation: USP ยง IV.E Racially and Ethnically Diverse Staff 1 There being no objection and the Court finding good cause, 2 IT IS ORDERED adopting the recommendations of the Special Master set out in 3 his Report and Recommendation (Doc. 1913). 4 5 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the District shall act immediately to address the racial disparities among faculty in TUSD schools as follows: 6 The District shall develop and implement a plan to reduce by half by the beginning 7 of the 2016-17 school year the number of schools in which there are existing racial 8 disparities, as defined by the USP, among the teaching staffs. This plan shall include, but 9 not be limited to the following practices: 10 11 1. School transfers by TUSD teachers shall not create or add to racial disparities in any school. 12 13 2. School transfer requests that contribute to the elimination of racial disparities shall have priority. 14 3. Incentives shall be used to motivate voluntary transfers. These incentives shall 15 include, but not be limited to, financial incentives, reduction or modification of workload, 16 and enhanced opportunities for professional advancement. 17 18 4. Beginning teachers may be assigned to schools at which students are achieving above the district average when such assignment will increase faculty diversity. 19 5. As necessary, the district shall actively recruit teachers to transfer to new 20 schools when such transfers will bring about compliance with the relevant provisions of 21 the USP. 22 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the District shall develop and implement a 23 plan to eliminate all significant disparities in 2017-18 using the practices outlined above 24 ///// 25 ///// 26 ///// 27 ///// 28 ///// -2- 1 and such other practices as the District may deem appropriate. Given the experience in 2 implementing the plan for the coming school year, the District may amend the plan 3 submitting it for review and comment to the plaintiffs and the Special Master. 4 Dated this 25th day of March, 2016. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -3-

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