After the 1997 city-suburban school district merger in Chattanooga-Hamilton County, the district adopted several policies designed to take advantage of a more racially diverse enrollment. Specifically, district officials undertook a modest effort to rezone attendance lines to promote diversity and also to expand the existing system of magnet schools. Map 4 shows that, over the years, those efforts were associated with slowly declining school segregation.
Source: NCES Common Core of Data, 1999–2000; U.S. Census, 2000, SF3, P007.
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