Huntsville City Schools, Dept. of Justice meet for settlement talks


Huntsville Board of Education (file)

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Some movement in the Huntsville City Schools rezoning case.

Case records show the Department of Justice and the Huntsville Board of Education met for settlement conferences over the last several days.

Records show the parties met twice last week to discuss settling the issues around the city’s plan to rezone students.

Huntsville is trying to get out of a 1974 federal desegregation order, imposed to make the schools more racially balanced. Huntsville City Schools has asked the judge to approve its rezoning plan, but the Department of Justice opposes it.

The Department of Justice admits the proposed plan would make sweeping changes, but says it doesn’t go far enough.

Click here to read over the full case.

WHNT News 19 has been following this case from the beginning, and will bring you the latest developments.

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