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Federal judge asks Hoover for more information in school rezoning plan - WVTM

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HOOVER, Ala. —A federal judge is demanding minority student demographic data before approving Hoover's school rezoning plan.

The school pitched its plan to reassign more than 2,000 students to Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on April 7.

Since then, the school district has started taking preliminary steps to transition students and their parents to their new school, with the hope Judge Haikala will approve the plan in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, the judge issued an order for more information about the number of African-American students living at the two dozen apartment complexes being rezoned next fall.

Hoover still falls under a desegregation order from the 1960s and requires a federal judge sign off on any student reassignment plans.

In her request, Haikala said she needs more data on the demographics of the students living in Hoover's apartment complex to properly gauge how the new plan would impact African-American students.

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