United States v. Texas (continued)
Judge Justice’s order prohibited all transfers after June 1, 1971 unless hardship could be shown. Numerous letters were written by parents to both Judge Justice and the TEA protesting transfer refusals.
- Student transfer memo from TEA, August 17, 1971.
- Letter from William Wayne Justice to Dr. Edgar, Commissioner of Education, August 31, 1971.
- Transfer request from parent Robert Burrows, July 14, 1971.
- Transfer explanations from Dr. Edgar, November 27, 1972.
- Letter from William Wayne Justice to parent Bill Anderson, July 20, 1987.
- Response from Bill Anderson to William Wayne Justice, July 29, 1987.
In response to Judge Justice’s May 1971 order prohibiting discrimination in extracurricular activities and personnel practices, he receivednumerous citizen reports of discrimination Complaints sent to Judge Justice were forwarded to the Texas Education Agency for investigation.
- Teaching assignments at Henderson Independent School District, August 31, 1971.
- Complaint from “Black Citizens of Pewitt-Omaha School District,” May 7, 1977.
- Letter from William Wayne Justice to Dr. Brockette, Commissioner of Education, July 1, 1977.
- Letter from Dr. Brockette to William Wayne Justice acknowledging complaint, July 12, 1977.
- Investigation report from Dr. Brockette to William Wayne Justice, August 29, 1977.
Under his order, the Texas Education Agency was required to conduct annual reviews of school districts with a 66% or greater minority enrollment as well as those districts with a 90% or greater Caucasian enrollment. Further, TEA was required to show why schools with a 66% or greater minority enrollment and schools with less than 250 students should not be annexed into neighboring districts.
- Henderson Independent School District report on minority enrollment, September 29, 1971.
- Letter from William Wayne Justice to the Department of Justice , February 29, 1972.
- Response from the Department of Justice to William Wayne Justice, undated.
- Report from TEA following visits to schools, October 1, 1979.