LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas education officials are waiting for a judge to decide whether students who attend school in districts outside their home areas will have to transfer.
Last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson is being appealed by the state and by Malvern parents who sued to have the race component of the school transfer law tossed out. The sides waited Wednesday to see whether Dawson would block his ruling from being enforced while the appeals run their course.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://is.gd/XUMfzc ) Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office has asked Dawson to clarify his ruling as to whether it applies to future transfers or to students already attending school outside their home districts.
The state has used the race component of the law to preserve its desegregation efforts.
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