Mississippi town opens new schools after desegregation deal
August 6, 2017
CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Many students in one Mississippi town are starting in different schools following a desegregation settlement.
The 3,500-student Cleveland district began class Monday with one high school and one middle school for the first time.
The district settled earlier this year with the federal government in its continuing desegregation case. A judge found its two high schools and middle schools to be an illegal vestige of segregation.
The Mississippi Delta district named its new high school Cleveland Central, adopting new colors and the wolves as a mascot.
The high school is...