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School district threatened to be sued for not hiring enough minorities


Springfield - The local chapter of the NAACP threatens to sue if the Springfield School District doesn't hire more minorities.


Teresa Haley says the district isn't in compliance with a 1976 decree that orders the number of black teachers reflect the number of black students. In Springfield schools 38-percent of students are black, while only nine-percent of its teachers are.


This will be the second time the district has failed to meet these standards. The NAACP has already take the district to court.


The first time was in 1974 and it is still under federal supervision for that lawsuit.


Haley says it will give the recruiter more time to work on changes with the incoming superintendent, but will take the district back to court if necessary.

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