North Huntsville group ‘cautiously optimistic’ about new zoning agreement for Huntsville City Schools

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Members of the North Huntsville Community United for Action group are responding to the now-approved agreement to rezone Huntsville City Schools.

A federal judge approved a rezoning agreement on April 21 between the school district and the Department of Justice.

North Huntsville citizens offered their take on the agreement during a news conference Monday morning in front of Huntsville City Schools' main offices.

"It is with cautious optimism that we applaud the judge's ruling with regard to this 52-year-old desegregation case," said Oscar Montgomery, Sr. "We view her ruling as a win for all children."

Group members say they do have some reservations about the agreement.  Montgomery says members wish it placed more of an emphasis on majority to minority transfers.  They are also concerned about representation on the new desegregation advisory committee.