After years of being watched over by the federal government, Huntsville schools are trying to get out from under a long standing desegregation order.
School board members believe the order is no longer needed. The DOJ feels racial inequality does indeed still exist within the district, and they mandated some changes to be made.
Thursday, school officials met to discuss steps the superintendent believes are in the best interest of the school system.
While those details remain confidential, board members maintain the meeting was a step in the right direction.
"We believe the meeting was very helpful," said Laurie McCaulley. "It gave all sides the opportunity to hear and understand the rationale of the positions taken by the other side. In that sense, there was progress as far as we are concerned."
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