Huntsville schools still working toward Unitary status

Matt Akin, Huntsville school superintendent

District has to satisfy Department of Justice and a Federal Judge

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 10:55 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 10:55 PM

The Huntsville city school district is still working to convince a federal judge it's offering all students equal educational opportunities.

Tuesday night at their work session, school board members got an update from the district's attorney.

Last month, Huntsville city schools submitted its 3rd annual consent order report to the Department of Justice.

Once the government is satisfied, the district will receive unitary status. That means schools are properly desegregated.


Superintendent Matt Akin told WAAY 31 this is a community wide effort.

"It requires teachers, parents, community leaders, city leaders as well as pastors and local churches,” Akin told us. “It's going to require us all working together to make it work."

Akin also told us the judge overseeing the consent order is supportive of the district's policies on discipline.
He says the school board is committed to making Huntsville city schools safe.

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