Friday marks Huntsville City Schools Majority to Minority Transfer acceptance deadline

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Though school is out for the summer, some Huntsville City students still have extra homework due. Friday marks the deadline to accept a majority-to-minority transfer offer.

"It's important to understand that just because you're offered doesn't mean you're automatically into the school," said Huntsville City School Board attorney Chris Pape.

Those who have accepted their M-to-M transfer should have received a confirmation number.

Officials say of the nearly 400 applications the district received this year, 60 percent of the students were offered their first choice school. Only 89 applicants were not awarded a transfer.

The school system implemented a handful of changes to the program this year in the wake of the consent order. Just one year ago, nearly 200 students were denied transfers.

"The reason we see this decline is because we had fewer people applying to schools that they knew were full," said Pape. "So, that's, I think an important step in the part of the consent order obligations."

If you have additional questions about the M-to-M transfers, call 256-428-6892, or click here.