Dothan Unitary Status Hearing

U.S District Judge Harold Albritton heard both sides of an issue that has been in Alabama for nearly 40-years, that of desegregation.

Dothan City Schools have been under a federal desegregation order stemming from the 1970 Lee vs. Macon lawsuit.

However the school board wants the order to be lifted.

In federal court, the board presented numerous statistics attempting to show that it met the 3-necessary requirements for unitary status.

School Superintendent Dr. Sam Nichols spent a majority of the day on the witness stand.

“Well we'll continue operating our school system in the same way we operated them in the past we want to provide opportunities for every child equal access to all our programs, race neutral ways of organizing our programs and schools,” said Nichols.

No decision has been made in the case.

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