Citizen comments will begin at 5:30PM and will not be broadcast. The meeting and broadcast will then begin immediately after the conclusion of the citizen comments. This meeting is being held in the A/V room at Huntsville High School and will be available over-the-air on channel 25.5, WOW! Cable channel 3, Comcast/Xfinity Cable channel 17, on Facebook live, and via the ETV Live+ Stream linked below.
This meeting will be held at Jemison High School in the theater.
This meeting is designed to keep the community informed about the Desegregation Advisory Committee (DAC) and the implementation of the Consent Order, as well as provide an open forum for community members to ask questions and provide feedback regarding their experiences with the implementation of the Consent Order to the DAC members. (per section 9 pgs. 83-85 of the Consent Order)
DAC Mission Statement:
We, the members of the Desegregation Advisory Committee (DAC), are an independent, volunteer group composed of Huntsville City Schools (HCS) students and parents with children enrolled in HCS. We are responsible for monitoring HCS's implementation of the Consent Order by reviewing data, making recommendations to the superintendent, and filing reports with the Court. We serve as a voice of the community and an early warning system for developing challenges. We gather information from both the public and HCS and we make assessments about whether, in our view, HCS is meeting its obligation to faithfully implement the Consent Order.
We are not a second board of education and do not have authority to set HCS policy. We are not responsible for assigning students, staff, or faculty to schools, for hiring or firing HCS employees, or for establishing HCS budget priorities. We recognize that our ultimate responsibility is to improve the future for all children in the Huntsville City School System and to help finally remove the tenacious and immoral vestiges of segregation.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 ("ADA"), THE HUNTSVILLE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN ITS SERVICES, PROGRAMS, OR ACTIVITIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT.