By: Sarah Snyder
ODESSA - After about 30-years of bickering, finally some agreement on a desegregation fight in the Ector County School District. Officials spent most of their meeting on Tuesday night ironing out the details. It took a little over an hour during closed session for the Ector County Board of Trustees to make their decision.
This new settlement puts to rest a 30-year federal court battle over de-segregation.
Here's what they decided: the Tri-Ethnic committee will take on a new role meaning those members will be divided up into four task forces. Each of those groups will focus on: the gifted and talented programs, bilingual education, recruiting minority faculty, and growth.
Those committee members are made up of multiple ethnicities from across the community who will be responsible for reporting directly to the administration.