Tucson Unified School District will have a public forum Tuesday at Tucson High Magnet School to share information about the district’s magnet plan, and to hear from the community.

The plan includes keeping magnet programs at Carillo and Davis elementary schools, and Pueblo High School despite recommendations from a federal desegregation specialist to shut down those programs saying they have no chance at being integrated.

TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez said he believes the district can reshape the programs, in order to comply with the court order and have no more than 70 percent of one ethnic group.

As a result of decades-long segregation lawsuit against TUSD, the district is under a desegregation order aimed to bring racial balance to the district. The plan requires schools

“We want to go back out to the parents to get the perspective on ways to address some of the special master’s concerns,” Sanchez said.

The forum starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include presentations from district staff and small group discussions broken up by school.