In June 2007, the District sought to dismiss the desegregation order altogether, a move opposed by MALDEF. Trial was set for October 27, 2008, but the parties reached a tentative agreement in August 2008. Following approval by the Uvalde C.I.S.D. Board of Trustees, in September 2008 the U.S. District Court in San Antonio signed a Consent Order memorializing a settlement agreement reached between the District and the plaintiffs. The Consent Order grants dismissal in the areas of student assignments, non-faculty staff, facilities and transportation. The Consent Order also retains court supervision for a period of at least three years and provides specific remedies to further desegregate the District in the areas of bilingual education, faculty, gifted and talented, advanced placement and pre-advanced placement, extracurricular and co-curricular activities, and student achievement.
MALDEF is committed to preserving the protections of the desegregation order until the District can show that it has eliminated the vestiges of discrimination that continue to affect Latino students.