GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ A federal judge in Greenville is hearing testimony in a lawsuit questioning the Pitt County school system's desegregation efforts.
The school system is trying to demonstrate that changes made for the 2011-12 school year are legal under its desegregation plan.
School attorney Ken Soo said Monday the system has maintained racial balance for more than 40 years despite population changes.
The Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children and several people have complained about the differences in discipline between students of different races.
Soo told Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard that he is not addressing the issue because that was not part of the original complaint.
Coalition attorney Mark Dorosin says evidence will show the 2011-12 student assignment plan did not move the district toward a unitary system.