Jefferson Co. Looking at Desegregation Options

The Jefferson County Board of Education weighs its options now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down its desegregation plan.

In a five-to-four vote led by the Conservative majority, the nation’s highest court decided last week that Jefferson County public schools cannot discriminate on the basis of race.

One of the ideas the school system is now considering is developing a student assignment plan that factors family income into the equation.

The director of student assignment said any income-based plan would be difficult to manage because income levels can change.

A federal judge will oversee the process which will include input from the community.