Huntsville City Schools releases statement on redistricting cour - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Huntsville City Schools releases statement on redistricting court ruling

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville City Schools released a statement regarding Monday's court order on the rezoning fight between the school system and the Department of Justice.

The statement reads:

In her ruling, Judge Haikala did not adopt the plan proposed by Huntsville City Schools or either of the plans proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice.  Rather, she ordered the parties to engage in mediation with regard to the issues presented to the court.  As part of this mediation we anticipate that, for the first time since this case began in 1963, we, in collaboration with the Department of Justice, will be able to create a roadmap to unitary status that addresses goals and timelines for moving toward the return of control of Huntsville City Schools to local officials.

Of note, in her opinion, Judge Haikala said that the court's end purpose must be to remedy the constitutional violation and to restore to state and local authorities control of the public schools.

In the coming days we look forward to meeting with Chief Magistrate, Judge Ott, to effectuate the goal stated by Judge Haikala to establish a roadmap to work continuously toward the ultimate objective – restoring state and local authorities to the control of a school system operating in compliance with the Constitution.

Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala said in her ruling that she hopes a resolution will be agreed upon by the end of the year.

A date for mediation still has not been set.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Eric: Rain will taper off overnight

    Eric: Rain will taper off overnight

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-02-17 22:27:46 GMT

    Rain showers will slowly taper off from west to east tonight as the cold front pushes through.?

    More >>

    Rain showers will slowly taper off from west to east tonight as the cold front pushes through.?

    More >>
  • 4 arrested in connection to a string of vehicle thefts

    4 arrested in connection to a string of vehicle thefts

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-16 21:45:50 GMT
    Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested in Limestone County on Thursday after a four-hour manhunt and charged with multiple counts stemming from a string of vehicle thefts.Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested in Limestone County on Thursday after a four-hour manhunt and charged with multiple counts stemming from a string of vehicle thefts.

    A ground search ensued that lasted about four hours and covered approximately six miles, ending a few hundred yards east of Hays Mill Road where the suspects were caught in a hunting stand/shoot house.

    More >>

    A ground search ensued that lasted about four hours and covered approximately six miles, ending a few hundred yards east of Hays Mill Road where the suspects were caught in a hunting stand/shoot house.

    More >>
  • 2 juveniles arrested for making terrorist threats, Limestone Co. Sheriff reports

    2 juveniles arrested for making terrorist threats, Limestone Co. Sheriff reports

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:29 PM EST2018-02-16 20:29:54 GMT

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported via Twitter that two juvenile students had been arrested for making terrorist threats. 

    More >>

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported via Twitter that two juvenile students had been arrested for making terrorist threats. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly