- Aren’t our schools all overcrowded because so many students are bussed in from outside the zone?

The schools in Ward 3 (Lake Charles) continue to be governed by the Conley vs Lake Charles Consent Decree from 1969, the purpose of which was to desegregate what was then a racially segregated school system.  Some students are still being transferred under the required majority-to-minority transfer rule, and after much investigation the board has identified some courses of action more beneficial to the students of the parish than returning to the courts.  This issue is not going away, but contrary to popular belief it’s not getting worse, it’s actually getting better.  See the documentation link #3 for details.