The task force charged with ensuring the Jefferson Parish school system complies with a desegregation order will hold two public meetings this week to get input on whether the district is complying with those requirements.
The Dandridge Task Force stems from a decades-old desegregation lawsuit that was finally resolved three years ago.
The settlement required the school district to take a number of steps aimed at equalizing disparities in the school system and ensuring individual schools’ attendance boundaries did not result in racially segregated schools.
The first meeting will be Monday at G.T. Woods Elementary School, 1037 31st St., Kenner.
On Tuesday, the task force will meet at L.W. Higgins High School, 7201 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero.
Both meetings will start at 6 p.m. and are scheduled to end at 7:30 p.m.
In recent years, the task force has been at odds with the School Board over several issues, including the board’s decision to close some West Bank schools.