Consent Decree

The focal points of the “CONSENT DECREE”

  • Plaintiffs challenged the election of school board members at large (rather than by district) as a violation of the VOTING RIGHTS ACT
  • Closing of Deer Creek Junior High School (currently Crete-Monee Middle School) located in University Park, while keeping open the Hubbard Trail Junior High School located in Crete
  • One way bussing of African-American students from University Park to attain racial integration of elementary schools in predominantly white communities

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