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02/18/04

School Board Controversy Continues In Long Beach

The school board diversity issue lingers in Long Beach. Tuesday night Long Beach school board members weren't able to settle a controversial school board appointment issue.

Last week, Mayor Robert Bass vetoed the Board of Alderman's vote that would have given the job to Tim Pierce. Pierce is the only white candidate. The other three are black.

The issue has sparked racial diversity questions in Long Beach. At Tuiesday's meeting, the board needed five votes to overturn the mayor's veto, but it only got four.

The board did agree to revisit this issue next week.

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