School Officials Didn’t Violate Law, Judge Says

From Times Staff Reports

Capistrano Unified School District officials did not violate state law when they used race as one of several factors to determine new school attendance boundaries, a judge ruled Wednesday.

A group of parents had sued the district in 2005, alleging that trustees redrew boundaries to fulfill racial quotas.

District officials said the boundaries were redrawn to avoid creating segregated schools by apportioning 14,000 students among five existing campuses and one opening in 2007.