The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) represents African-American students enrolled in the St. Martin Parish school system in Thomas v. School Board of St. Martin Parish, a longstanding school desegregation case in Louisiana. LDF, along with the St. Martin Parish School Board and the United States Department of Justice, recently entered into an agreement regarding the assignment of students to the St. Martin Parish schools.  On January 19, 2016, in federal court, LDF presented expert testimony explaining how the agreed-upon plan improves educational opportunity and racial diversity in St. Martin Parish schools.  The student assignment agreement, like the recent agreements on quality of education and student discipline, must be approved by the court. The court has already approved agreements regarding faculty and staff assignment, facilities, and extracurricular activities.