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Clinton School Board Retreat To Focus On Race Relations

Posted June 29, 2004 5:26 a.m. EDT

— The Clinton School Board is planning a retreat to discuss race relations in the Clinton school system.

Board members got a report on the issue Monday night. But they said they need time to review it and then develop a plan of action.

The report was prompted by a claim that Clinton High School Principal Jeff Bell used a racial slur last year when referring to an employee.

Bell denies making the statement. He was cleared of the charges.