Published Online: March 2, 2009
Published in Print: March 4, 2009, as S.C. School District to Appeal Ruling on Method of Electing Board

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S.C. School District to Appeal Ruling on Method of Electing Board

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A South Carolina school district says it will appeal a federal judge's ruling that its method of electing school board members discriminates against blacks.

The Lexington District 3 school board voted Feb. 23 to ask the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling made earlier this month. The court ruled that the district’s system of putting all candidates on the ballot at one time, with the top vote-getters gaining the open seats, violates federal discrimination law.

Vol. 28, Issue 23, Page 5

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