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Huntsville City Schools accepting applications for Desegregation Advisory Committee

The committee consists of 10 parents/guardians and six students, one from each high school.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville City Schools is working with the United States Department of Justice to implement a Consent Order in its school desegregation case. Part of this includes a Desegregation Advisory Committee made up of parents/guardians and students from district schools.

The application period for the 2020-21 committee is now open.

The Consent Order establishes a pathway for Huntsville City Schools to provide equitable educational opportunities to all of its students, regardless of race, and to eventually reach “Unitary Status.”  Implementation of this Consent Order touches on almost every aspect of Huntsville City Schools.  

The DAC provides feedback to the Superintendent about Huntsville City Schools’ implementation of the Consent Order by collecting community comments and other information pertaining to Consent Order implementation.  The DAC also informs the Court of Huntsville City Schools’ progress by completing a report for the Court. In addition, the DAC annually presents its findings to the Huntsville City Schools Board of Education.

For more information or an application, visit huntsvillecityschools.org/dacapp. For more information about the DAC, see the DAC webpage at www.hsvdac.com.

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