Trussville BOE scouting location for new elementary school

Trussville BOE scouting location for new elementary school

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Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill discussed the possible locations with FOX6 News. Source: WBRC video Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill discussed the possible locations with FOX6 News. Source: WBRC video
TRUSSVILLE, AL (WBRC) -

Trussville's population is growing and so is the city's school system. The school board knows they need to build a new elementary school but the question remains: where will it be located?

The system is only eight years old but they've grown so quickly that they now have about 300 elementary schoolers in portable classrooms and the school board wants to fix that as soon as possible.

Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill says the system conducted some studies and decided against renovating the old middle school in Town Square for financial reasons. They do like the location and if they can get some more land around it from the city, it could be an option.

If not, land the system owns in Magnolia Place may be the preferred site.

"We're open to anything. Those two sites are still on the table, we need to have a meeting between the school board and city council to see what else is available," Neill said.

The system expects the new school will cost about $16 million to build.

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