Fayette County Agrees to Desegregation Order

The Fayette County school district must close two elementary schools and build a new one in Somerville under a consent order approved by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. The agreement was negotiated by the U.S. Department of Justice with the Fayette County Board of Education and the NAACP. Among other requirements, the order directs the district to implement a program at three other elementary schools to help them achieve desegregated enrollments. News Channel 5 in Nashville reports.