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A Consent Order Disregarded

According to a Consent Order signed by the Red Bank Charter School in March 2007, the charter school agreed that starting with the 2007-08 school year, it would use its “best efforts to assure that the applicants entered into the lottery are in the same proportion of Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic Limited English Proficient students as reside in the Borough of Red Bank.”

In addition, the charter school agreed to “use its best efforts to assure that the gender, race/ethnicity, economic status and limited English proficient percentages of the students attending the Charter School equate as closely as practicable with the gender, race/ethnicity, economic status and limited English proficient percentages of the students residing in the Borough of Red Bank.”

The most recent U.S. Census estimates from the 2011-15 American Community Survey estimate that the school-aged population of Red Bank is 51% Hispanic, 30% white, and 19% black. In addition, the most recent U.S. Census count from the decennial census show that  in 2010, the school-aged population of Red Bank was 53% Hispanic, 30% white, and 14% Hispanic.