A federal judge on Tuesday signed an order dismissing a 45-year-old racial desegregation case against a school district in Wayne County, Mississippi.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi approved the joint motion to remove oversight in the case filed by the Department of Justice and the Wayne County School District in Mississippi, according to a news release from the DOJ.

The Wayne County School District, which serves up to 3,500 students, had been operating under a desegregation order since 1970, the report says.

In 2006, the federal court entered into an agreement with the district specifically to prohibit the use of race in classroom assignments at Waynesboro Elementary School, one of the district’s four elementary schools, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division says in the release.

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