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2019-20 Student DAC Application (Reopened)

Aug
09
Date: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 to Friday, August 23, 2019

Huntsville City Schools and the United States Department of Justice are seeking applications from students at Columbia High School, Lee High School, and New Century Technology High School to serve on the 2019-20 Desegregation Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC consists of 10 parents/guardians and 6 high school students, one from each high school. Students serve a one-year term. Current senior students who served on the DAC in 2018-19 may re-apply for a second term, and the student’s application will be considered.

The DAC serves an important role in the desegregation case and in the community. Huntsville City Schools is working with the United States Department of Justice to implement a Consent Order in its school desegregation case.  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 about the DAC, see the HCS DAC page or the DAC webpage at www.hsvdac.com.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the 2019-20 DAC, we welcome your application!

To apply, visit the 2019-20 Student DAC Application page.  To complete the 2019-20 DAC Application manually in-person or via email, please download and use the fillable form found below.


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