Huntsville City Schools move forward in desegregation case

(Source: Raycom Media)
(Source: Raycom Media)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Proposed Consent Order in regards to the Huntsville City Schools desegregation case became available to the public on Monday.For the past several months, Huntsville City Schools administration and legal counsel and the United State Department of Justice have been in mediation to redraft a Proposed Consent Order to resolved issues and bring a close to the school desegregation case.

The agreement is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Huntsville City Schools Administration and Board legal counsel.

The information about how to access the Proposed Consent Order will be sent home with students on Monday.

You can examine all of the documents filed here (PDF). Click here for a direct link to the Proposed Consent Order.

Copies of the Proposed Consent Order and summaries of the Proposed Consent Order will be available for review at all schools, and at the Board Central Office during normal business hours.

Computer viewing stations will be available in the lobby of the Board's Central Office for anyone needing to visit the website. A limited number of hard copies of the Proposed Consent Order will be available, on request, at schools beginning on Wednesday.

The United States Department of Justice and Huntsville City Schools will be receiving public comments via the website, and at several public forums. Those public forums will take place at Lee High School at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Columbia High School at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, and at Huntsville High School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

The Court has ordered that the Huntsville Board of Education, District employees, and representatives of the United States not comment at this time.

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