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Community Meetings Notice

Community Meetings Notice
Posted on 09/28/2018
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Community Meetings re:

Stout v. Jefferson County Board of Education

Dear Jefferson County families, Thank you for allowing us to educate your children! We hope that you have had a great start to this new school year. Successful educational opportunities are truly partnerships between our schools and our homes. Please review the community meetings notice below. If you have any questions, please contact us at 205.379.2000. Sincerely,


Dr. Warren Craig Pouncey Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools


The Jefferson County School District has long been a part of a school desegregation case, Stout v. Jefferson County Board of Education. The federal court supervising the case has ordered the Parties to the case (the Jefferson County Board of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund) to review the District’s operations to decide what steps the District needs to take before the court will grant the District unitary status and end the case.

We want to hear from families about whether your children have equal access in District schools to qualified teachers, the gifted and talented program, advanced courses, career technical education, extracurricular activities, and quality school facilities, without regard to race. We would also like to hear from you about your experience with student discipline and whether students are treated fairly, regardless of race. Lastly, we’d like your feedback on how students and faculty are assigned to schools and classrooms so we can ensure that those assignments comply with the federal court order. Please attend one of the meetings listed below to give us your input. Each feeder pattern is assigned a meeting location. However, if you are unable to attend the meeting at your assigned location, you should feel free to attend one of the other scheduled meetings.

Date

Location

Time

Feeder Pattern(s)

October 9, 2018

Fultondale Elementary School

6 pm - 7:30 pm

Fultondale

Gardendale

Minor

October 10, 2018

Clay-Chalkville Middle School

6 pm - 7:30 pm

Clay-Chalkville

October 11, 2018

Pinson Valley High School

6 pm - 7:30 pm

Center Point

Pinson Valley

October 22, 2018

Hueytown High School

6 pm - 7:30 pm

Hueytown

Pleasant Grove

Oak Grove

October 23, 2018

Mortimer Jordan High School

6 pm - 7:30 pm

Corner

Mortimer Jordan

October 24, 2018

Shades Valley High School

6 pm - 7:30 pm

Shades Valley

JCIB

October 25, 2018

McAdory High School

6 pm - 7:30 pm

McAdory