Gardendale Mayor: City no longer seeking to form own school system

Gardendale Mayor: City no longer seeking to form own school system
Source: WBRC video

GARDENDALE, AL (WBRC) - Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland says the city is no longer seeking to form its own school system.

ORIGINAL: The federal appeals court ruled that Gardendale cannot form its own school system.

The district court found that the Gardendale Board acted with a discriminatory purpose to exclude black children from the proposed school system, according to court documents.

Jefferson County Board of Education released the following statement:

"The Jefferson County Board of Education has received the opinion from the federal appeals court regarding the Gardendale split. We are reviewing the decision and determining what the best course of action is, as this matter will return to the district court.

Court documents on the ruling are below:

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