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Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she is hopeful the school district and other parties in the case will have a joint filing to the court this week. more

Mar 14, 2017 2:13 PM Schools 3 Comments

School rezoning

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There are two main goals of the plan: redistribute students to make better use of available space at schools and “undo” previous rezoning plans that forced minority populations to travel farther to school. more

Dec 29, 2016 5:17 PM News

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U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala has given preliminary approval to the rezoning plan but is withholding final approval pending more work by the school system, Justice Department and NAACP Legal Defense Fund. more

May 20, 2016 4:36 PM Schools

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School officials met with U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala in her chambers on Friday and came away from the meeting upbeat. more

May 17, 2016 8:41 PM Schools

The judge said information provided to the court thus far has been confusing and not complete enough for her to adequately assess the impact of the rezoning plan on African-American students. more

May 5, 2016 5:06 PM Schools

But U.S. District Judge Madelyn Haikala will review testimony and evidence further before rendering a decision on the rezoning proposal. more

Apr 7, 2016 9:06 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy 4-7-16

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U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala is hearing the case at the federal courthouse in downtown Birmingham. more

Apr 7, 2016 2:00 PM Schools

Hoover school board meeting 3-7-16

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The proposal, which could send nearly 2,500 students to new schools in the 2016-17 school year, now goes to the federal court for consideration. more

Mar 7, 2016 10:27 PM Schools 4 Comments

Hoover Board of Education Building

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Nearly 2,500 students would change school zones or be sent to a new school next year because of the rezoning plan, if approved. more

Mar 7, 2016 2:13 AM Schools 3 Comments

Revised HV school rezoning map 3-3-16

Map courtesy of Hoover City Schools

School officials on Thursday night released a revised proposal to redraw school attendance zones that is slated to be voted upon Monday night. more

Mar 3, 2016 8:25 PM Schools 3 Comments

School officials say they plan to release changes to proposed attendance zones after a conference call with the U.S. Department of Justice and NAACP Legal Defense Fund. more

Mar 2, 2016 10:13 PM

Hoover rezoning meeting 2023-16 (2)

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Representatives from multiple neighborhoods gave reasons why their neighborhoods should remain at Riverchase during the final community feedback meeting at Spain Park High School. more

Feb 23, 2016 10:49 PM Schools

Hoover rezoning meeting 2-22-16

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Roughly 200 people showed up at Gwin Elementary School for the fourth of five community feedback meetings to discuss Superintendent Kathy Murphy's school rezoning proposal. more

Feb 22, 2016 11:45 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Gwin, Green Valley and Bluff Park elementary parents and Simmons Middle School parents met with Superintendent Kathy Murphy to discuss Hoover rezoning. more

Feb 19, 2016 5:45 AM Schools 4 Comments

Hoover rezoning meeting 2-16-16

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About 200 people attended the second rezoning community feedback meeting at Hunter Street Baptist Church. more

Feb 16, 2016 11:04 PM Schools

Hoover rezoning meeting 2-11-16 (8)

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The meeting is scheduled to take place at Hunter Street Baptist Church. more

Feb 15, 2016 3:41 PM Schools

Hoover rezoning meeting 2-11-16

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About 200 people showed up at Brock's Gap Intermediate School for first rezoning feedback meeting. more

Feb 11, 2016 10:36 PM Schools 2 Comments

Hoover elem 2016-17 zoning map draft 2-4-16

Map courtesy of Hoover City Schools

The meeting will be at Brock's Gap Intermediate School. more

Feb 10, 2016 8:44 PM Schools

Hoover rezoning meeting 2-4-16

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy presented her rezoning proposal to hundreds of people tonight at Metropolitan Church of God. more

Feb 4, 2016 8:55 PM Schools 1 Comments

The first is set for Feb. 4 at Metropolitan Church of God. more

Jan 26, 2016 8:08 PM Schools 2 Comments

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