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Withdrawal of Federal Guidance on the Use of Race to Promote Diverse Enrollment
September 17, 2018

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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On July 3, 2018, the Department of Justice and Department of Education withdrew Obama-administration guidance for educational institutions on the extent to which they may consider race as a factor to achieve more diverse student enrollment. The Departments’ actions may signal a shift toward discouraging the use of race-conscious programs to achieve diversity and could impact how school districts shape their student assignment policies.


  • What the withdrawal of guidance means
  • Rationale for withdrawal
  • Steps school districts should take in the coming months

John Borkowski, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Theresa Mullineaux, Associate, Husch Blackwell
Julie Wright Halbert, Legislative Counsel, Council of the Great City Schools

Date and Time
Monday, September 17, 2018
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. EDT 

Who Should Attend
Public school district leaders, including in-house counsel, board members, administrators, compliance officers and others with influence over student assignment policies and practices.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Illinois, Indiana and Missouri continuing legal education credit.

Questions? Contact Emily Kenyon at 816.983.8776.


Theresa M. Mullineaux

Senior Associate