Holt High supporters say school has been 'neglected'

Holt High supporters say school has been 'neglected'

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Parents of one Tuscaloosa County School are demanding a new building. They say Holt High School has suffered years of neglect because of lack of funding from the county.

The Holt High parents students and teachers feel the school is deteriorating. They say they are dealing with leaks, odors and possible mold.

A group of parents went through financial records from the Tuscaloosa County Board and say they show over the past 20 years Holt has received the least amount of money of all the high schools, about 2 percent.

A group in support of a new high school showed up to a board meeting on Monday to tell board members they feel they have been neglected. The board didn't comment, but after the meeting the Holt district representative did say it is time for Holt to get some attention.

"I felt over the years Holt has been last to be served but I've waited patiently for this day. I'm ready for Holt to be a priority concern," said Tuscaloosa County School Board member Schmitt Moore.

"I think a brighter warmer climate. The newness would make them know what they do is important. It's important that they know that," said Cindy Dixon, a Holt High faculty member.

The boards plan is to take the Holt issue to the facilities and ground committee which handles renovations and building needs.

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