Hearing scheduled Wednesday morning in Huntsville school rezoning case

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Wednesday, a federal judge will hold a hearing in Huntsville’s school rezoning case.  Both Huntsville City Schools and the U.S. Department of Justice have presented a proposed consent order and asked U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala to approve it.

The hearing is at 9 a.m. at the Huntsville Federal Courthouse, in the second floor courtroom.

WHNT News 19 will be there — we’ll post updates on WHNT.com.

Both parties will present evidence they would like Judge Haikala to consider as she evaluates the proposed consent order.

If she approves it, it will take effect this fall.

Huntsville City Schools and the Department of Justice announced the proposed agreement in January. Parents and community leaders gave input at a series of public meetings — some in favor of it, others opposed to various facets of the plan.

The school board finally spoke publicly about the plan at its meeting in February, and passed the order unanimously.

Read and watch our coverage on WHNT.com.