United States v. South Bend Community School Corporation, et al. - Joint Motion for Approval of Stipulation of the Parties Regarding Consent Decree Compliance

Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Document Type: 
Miscellaneous Motions

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United States v. South Bend Community School Corporation, et al. - Joint Motion for Approval of Stipulation of the Parties Regarding Consent Decree Compliance

 

 

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA

SOUTH BEND DIVISION

 

 

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,               )

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Plaintiff,                      )

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v.                                                         )           3:80-cv-00035-TLS-CAN

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SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY                    )

SCHOOL CORPORATION, et al.,                )

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Defendants.                )

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JOINT MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF 

STIPULATION OF THE PARTIES REGARDING CONSENT DECREE COMPLIANCE

The United States and the South Bend Community School Corporation (“District”), through undersigned counsel, respectively move the Court for an order approving a stipulation between the parties. On June 7, 2018, this Court approved the parties’ prior Joint Stipulation, which required the parties to exchange information and identify agreed upon action steps regarding the District’s compliance with the original 1980 Consent Decree in this case. [DE  162]. Since that time, the parties have devised a set of action steps in the areas of student assignment to high schools, transportation, and student discipline, as reflected in the attached Stipulation of the Parties Regarding Consent Decree Compliance. The parties agree that these steps aim to bring the District into full compliance with its desegregation obligations.

Therefore, for the reasons discussed in the accompanying Memorandum in Support, the parties respectfully request the Court to approve the attached Stipulation of the Parties Regarding Consent Decree Compliance.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Alyson R. Schwartz                      

/s/ John W. Borkowski                       

Veronica Percia

John W. Borkowski (#25985-49)

Alyson R. Schwartz

Husch Blackwell LLP

Educational Opportunities Section PHB

1251 North Eddy St., Suite 200

Civil Rights Division

South Bend, Indiana 46617

U.S. Department of Justice

Telephone:  (574) 239-7010

950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Facsimile:  (574) 287-3116

Washington, DC 20530

Email: john.borkowski@huschblackwell.com

Telephone: 202-514-4092

 

Fax Number: 202-514-8337

Amy Steketee Fox (#25112-53)

Email: Veronica.Percia@usdoj.gov

Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim

Email: Alyson.Schwartz@usdoj.gov

Lincoln Tower, Suite 548

 

116 East Berry Street

 

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

 

Telephone:  (260) 428-2207

 

Facsimile:  (260) 426-3360

 

Email: afox@cchalaw.com

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

 

The undersigned certifies that on the 31st day of August, 2018, a copy of the above and foregoing document was filed with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system which sent electronic notification of such filing to all those individuals currently electronically registered with the Court.

 

/s/ John W. Borkowski                       

 

 

 

 

 

Updated November 5, 2018