Feds to Investigate Robertson County School Segregation

Federal civil rights investigators from the Departments of Justice and Education will visit Robertson County next week to look into community complaints that the public schools are racially segregated. The Tennessean reports the trip will include visits to eight schools and interviews with Director of Schools Dan Whitlow, as well as former assistant director of schools Danny Weeks. Residents can also discuss the issue at a community meeting at 6 p.m. on March 7 at the Robertson County Senior Center in Springfield. Robertson County remains under a federally approved desegregation plan and could lose federal funding if it does not keep schools integrated.