Little Rock School et al v. Pulaski Cty School et al
ORDER: The Court repeats its thanks to PCSSD for arranging the school tours on 8/9/2018, Round two of the tours scheduled for 11/1/2018. PCSSD must confer with the Intervenors and propose a schedule for the other four schools by 9/28/2018. The Court will hold a hearing on 9/24/2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 1A in Little Rock instead of doing the second round of tours that day. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 8/30/2018. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al.
PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL
PULASKI SCOOL DISTRICT, et al.
LORENE JOSHUA, TIFFANY ELLIS, et al.
There are various issues percolating about the Pulaski County
Special School District's ongoing facilities projects.
First, the Court repeats its thanks to PCSSD for arranging the
school tours on 9 August 2018. They were most informative.
Second, as the Court indicated at the end of the day on August 9th,
for various reasons, it is best to do the second round of tours later this
No party has opposed this change.
We'll do round two on
Thursday, November 1st.* PCSSD must confer with the Intervenors
and propose a schedule for the other four schools by 28 September 2018.
* The Court has criminal trials scheduled to start on October 29th. We
will know in early October if any of these cases will go to trial, and then
Third, we need a slightly different drill to make the day move
more efficiently and be even more helpful to the Court. In general, we
need a smaller group moving at a faster clip.
• PCSSD should arrange for a van or vans to move all nonCourt participants from place to place. Court personnel will
travel separately, as before;
• Monitors for the intervenors should not attend. They visit
the schools regularly, while this tour is for the Court;
• Only one lawyer and client representative for each party
should attend. There's an exception for Scott Young- or the
appropriate PCSSD tour coordinator - and each building's
principal. Mr. Walker and Mr. Porter could, for example,
divide and conquer, splitting the day at lunch. Ms. Springer
may attend the entire day to provide continuity;
• As we move from place to place within each facility, the
Court will ask questions first and then counsel may briefly
follow up. No questions from others;
• Ms. Powell should attend. Members of the media can, too;
• PCSSD should provide lunch for everyone. The Court will
reimburse the District for the cost of the meal for all Court
Fourth, the Court will hold a hearing on September 24th at
1:30 p.m. in Courtroom lA of the Richard Sheppard Arnold United
States Courthouse instead of doing the second round of tours that day.
The Court is working on some preliminary rulings about PCSSD' s
current facilities projects. No additional filings are needed- the papers
on this issue so far, and the August 9th tours, have given the Court
plenty to digest.
United States District Judge
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