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Town hall meeting to discuss failing Alabama schools

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Parents will be given the opportunity to voice their concern. Parents will be given the opportunity to voice their concern.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Parents of children in failing schools will get the chance to talk with state and local leaders about the situation at a Tuesday town hall meeting.

Huntsville has nine failing schools as designated by the Alabama Accountability Act. Organizers hope a positive, active response from the community will help students enrolled in these failing school.

With school about to start in a few weeks, State Representative Laura Hall organized the meeting and urges parents and community leaders to attend and voice any concerns.

In a statement, Hall said these schools did not become failing overnight, and there is no immediate solution. But she hopes a strong community effort might reverse that.

The meeting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday night at the Richard Showers Center on Blue Spring Road. The meeting is open to the public. The Director of Student Learning from the State Department of Education is planning to attend.

WAFF 48 News will be covering this meeting starting at 5 tonight.

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