The primary focus of the report is the racial and educational disparities among the county's three school districts: Halifax County Public Schools (HCPS), Weldon City Schools (WCS) and Roanoke Rapids Graded School District (RRGSD). Examining history, educational data, and civil rights law, the report concludes that the maintenance of three separate, racially segregated school districts in Halifax County, North Carolina, is a continuing violation of the constitutional rights of all students and severely undermines the quality of public education throughout the county.
Following the release of this report, various community organizations have joined the Center in "Community Conversations" about racial isolation in rural schools, the reasons for maintaining three separate districts in Halifax County and the possibility of district unification. The Community Conversations provide the Center with opportunities to interact with those most impacted by the educational system in Halifax County and to collect feedback on the report.
If you or your organization are interested in hosting a Community Conversation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.843.3921.
If you attended one of our Community Conversations Sessions, please complete an evaluation and send it to email@example.com.