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The Hoover school rezoning effort that began four years ago with former Superintendent Andy Craig is taking effect with the first day of school on Aug. 8. more

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Hoover school rezoning map April 2018

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The rezoning plan approved by a federal judge in December also is expected to move an estimated 1,900 to 2,200 students to new school zones. more

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Kathy Murphy rezoning press conference 12-14-17

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School officials estimate the rezoning plan will send roughly 1,900 to 2,200 students to new school zones when the next school year starts in August 2018. more

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Deer Valley and Bluff Park elementary schools are expected to be about 99 percent full in August, and three other schools are expected to be above "functional capacity," school officials say. more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she plans to ask a federal judge to implement the rezoning for 2018-19 instead to give families, employees and the community plenty of time to prepare. more

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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

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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

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Kathy Murphy 5-20-16

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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

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Kathy Murphy 5-17-16

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Revised HV school rezoning map 3-3-16

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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