The Court Approval Process from 2011

The documents that Superintendent Andy Craig and the Board of Education filed with the U.S. District Court when asking for approval of the 2011 realignment of grade configurations among Trace Crossings, Deer Valley, South Shades Crest, Bumpus Middle and Hoover High are posted below.

The proposal also contained the plan to build 24-36 new classrooms at Hoover High to reunite the 9th grade with the 10th through 12th grade at the main campus.

The Freshman Campus was dissolved and recreated as Bumpus Middle School.

Bumpus Middle School became a school containing only grades 7 and 8.

The former Bumpus Middle School campus was recreated as Brock’s Gap Intermediate, which would serve students in grades 5 and 6.

The fifth grade was removed from Trace Crossings, Deer Valley, and South Shades Crest and placed at Brock’s Gap.

Here are the actual documents filed with the U.S. District Court.

Court Pleading from Hoover Board of Education

Attachments with Numbers Supporting the Requested Changes

The proposal was unopposed from either the Department of Justice or the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, both parties to the original court case, Stout v. Jefferson County Board of Education.

Donald Sweeney, attorney for the Hoover Board of Education, filed the request with the U.S. District Court on April 13, 2011.

Approval was granted by the U.S. District Court Judge Inge Johnson on April 14, 2011.

Judge Johnson retired in 2013. Johnson was replaced by Judge Madeline Haikala, who is now assigned to the case.

Two more documents you might find interesting:

1971 Order in the Stout v. Jefferson County Board of Education case, outlining requirements under the order

1988 Separation Agreement between Jefferson County and Hoover City Boards of Education

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