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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
After years of being watched over by the federal government, Huntsville schools are trying to get out from under a long standing desegregation order.
The city school board is appealing to the Department of Justice. The board president, the superintendent, and their attorney met with representatives in Washington, DC on Monday.
The school board had a meeting on Thursday to share the information that was discussed during Monday's meeting.
All those involved in the five hour long, closed meeting are keeping that discussion under wraps for now.
They did confirm, however, no agreement has been reached, but both parties plan to meet again in the near future.
The Huntsville City School system is working to break away from a federal desegregation order that has governed the district since 1970.
School board members believe the order is no longer needed. The DOJ feels racial inequality does indeed still exist within the district, and they mandated some changes to be made.
Thursday, school officials met to discuss steps the superintendent believes are in the best interest of the school system.
While those details remain confidential, board members maintain the meeting was a step in the right direction.
"We believe the meeting was very helpful," said Laurie McCaulley. "It gave all sides the opportunity to hear and understand the rationale of the positions taken by the other side. In that sense, there was progress as far as we are concerned."
Another meeting is planned for the near future, but no date has been set.