School board adopts desegregation plan

April 27, 1995

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County school board has adopted a voluntary desegregation plan as a prerequisite to applying for a $10 million federal grant that would be used for four of next year's new magnet school programs.

The resolution adopted at Tuesday night's board meeting concedes that the county has schools with minority enrollments exceeding 50 percent of the student body and that magnet schools have been effective in reducing such isolation voluntarily. The three-year grant would be used for programs at the Halstead Academy, now Hillendale Elementary; Loch Raven and Deer Park middle schools; and Southwest Academy at Johnnycake Middle School. The county received about $4.5 million over the past two years from the federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program, which has distributed desegregation funds since the mid-1980s.

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