Hundreds attend final public meeting on Huntsville school rezoning consent order

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The third and final public meeting  on Huntsville City Schools' rezoning consent order is in the books.

Hundreds of people attended, including students from Grissom High School who say they are concerned the consent order would take resources from their school's arts programs.  They have created an online petition about the issue.

Parents and students have expressed frustration about a number of issues, including the lack of response and clarification from school administrators on items in the consent order.  All parties are under a gag order, though.

The public's input will be included in the presentation to the judge.  A hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 11.

If the judge approves the consent order, it would go into effect this fall for the 2015-16 school year.  The plan includes several zone line changes for elementary schools.  If you live in the Huntsville city limits, please read the plan so you are aware of how it would affect you.

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