HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Council of PTA’s has delivered a letter in support of the Huntsville City School Board and Superintendent Casey Wardynski to U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala, the Department of Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense fund.
The Huntsville school system is in the midst of a battle to gain unitary status. Huntsville City Schools have been under a federal desegregation order since the 1970s. The Department of Justice filed a motion opposing the Huntsville City Schools rezoning plan laid out at a school board meeting in February.
The executive board of the Huntsville Council of PTAs stated in the letter, “We are a diverse group of individuals with varying racial and educational backgrounds. Many of us are either serving as PTA Presidents or have served. We also volunteer regularly as tutors, assist in the front office and coordinate various school activities. Through these years of involvement with the Huntsville City Schools we have seen evidence that leads us to believe that the Huntsville City School Board and Superintendent Dr. Casey Wardynski are committed to providing the same opportunities throughout our school system regardless of race or socioeconomic status.”
Wardynski will be meeting with southwest Huntsville residents to talk about the plan for the schools that will become empty if the proposed plan takes effect Monday evening. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of All Nations Church, located at 3614 Drake Avenue.