2019-20 DAC Application Window
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.
Huntsville City Schools and the United States Department of Justice are now seeking applications 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. The DAC is taking applications for both parents/guardians and junior/senior students. Parents/Guardians serve a two-year term. Students serve a one-year term. If you are a current junior student serving on the DAC and are interested in serving a second one-year term, you may re-apply, and your application will be considered.
The DAC serves an important role in the desegregation case and in the community. 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.
If you are interested in serving as a member of the 2019-20 DAC, we welcome your application!