NAACP prevails in Fayette school board district lawsuit
MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2011 3:48 p.m. — The Fayette County Board of Education has thrown in the towel and agreed to settle a federal voting rights lawsuit filed by the Fayette Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) by instituting district voting for each of the board's five posts.
That means that only voters within one of the five districts may vote on the candidates who live within that district.
Still unresolved is the same lawsuit against the Fayette County Board of Commissioners.
The school board meets tonight to ratify the settlement.
More details coming.