Consent Order Implementation
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Northeastern Division, approved a Consent Order on April 24, 2015 in the school desegregation case that provides Huntsville City Schools a pathway for providing equitable educational opportunities to all of its students, regardless of race, and to reach “Unitary Status.” Implementation of this Consent Order will provide benefits to all students in many areas, including:
|Math Acceleration||AP & Honors Programs||Career Academy Programs|
|Magnet Programs||School Facilities||Access to Quality & Diverse Teachers & Faculty|
|Guidance Programs to Assist Students with College Applications||Performing Arts||Extracurricular Activities|
|Majority-to-Minority Transfers||Positive School Climate with an Updated Code of Conduct|
Note: this document is provided by DOJ and may not be fully Section 508 compliant for accessibility:
Consent Order Reports:
Individual Reports Information
- Student Assignment
This section of the Consent Order provides information regarding the student assignment plan including a list of schools and grades served; information about school openings, closures, and renovations; attendance zones and feeder patterns, majority to minority transfers, and magnet programs.
- List of Schools and Grades Served
- Majority to Minority Transfer
- Magnet Programs
- College Academy Information
- Equitable Access to Course Offerings & Programs
The focus of this section is professional development for teachers, counselors and administrators; equitable distribution of teachers; providing Pre-Kindergarten districtwide; elementary gifted programs; special education services; math acceleration; support services for math and English Language Arts; honors, AP, and IB courses in secondary schools; performing arts class reviews, career academies. Additional support programs addressed include: after school programs; guidance counseling; students at risk; parent/guardian workshops; industry/community partnerships’ financial assistance with fees for courses, exams and magnet program activities. The District and individual schools will participate in self-monitoring to identify, analyze and monitor racial disparities, if any, as outlined in the Consent Order.
- Extracurricular Activieties
This section of the Consent Order outlines the expectations for core activities to be offered in all schools. The District will work with elementary and middle/junior high schools to establish participation targets. In addition, the District will take efforts to ensure students are aware of clubs and extracurricular activities available in their schools.
This section addresses recruitment, selection and hiring of administrators, faculty and certified staff; assignment of certified staff; and records maintenance.
The focus of the facilities section of the Consent Order is to provide equitable facilities so that no matter where a student attends school the facility will provide the student with equal access to a quality education. This section outlines the construction plan for new facilities and renovations. Implementation of the District playground plan, installation of SMALLabs in schools with grades seven and eight and elimination of portables are also key components of this section.
Click the links below to learn about each facilities project:
September, 2015 Update
June, 2015 Update
- Student Discipline, Positive School Climate, & Effective Classroom Management
This section focuses on the use of positive school climate strategies to foster student engagement and reduce disruptions to learning related to discipline issues. The District will update the Code of Conduct and will implement positive school climate programs in all schools.
2016-17 Behavioral Learning Guide for Elementary (DRAFT)
2016-17 Behavioral Learning Guide for Secondary (DRAFT)
2016-17 Behavioral Learning Guide for Elementary (Spanish-DRAFT)
2016-17 Behavioral Learning Guide for Secondary (Spanish-DRAFT)
2015-16 Code of Conduct
Dress Code for 2015 – 2016
Consent Order Documents
Documents in this section are those as filed with the court and may not be fully Section 508 accessible.
- Status Update Conferences
- Opinions from the Court
- Other Documents