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Board votes against schedule change

Published 5:52pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jemison High Principal Allen Wilson addressed the board about the school’s growing need for more classroom and extracurricular facility space on campus.

“During the 2012-2013 school year, we’ve had as many as 32 students per classroom,” Wilson said. “Classroom space to adequately teach is a concern, as well as having available space for extracurricular activities.”

Wilson asked the board to consider renovating an existing campus building located north of the softball field and south of the old gym. The building’s roof was replaced several years ago.

“JHS and JMS have not had access to this building for the previous four years,” Wilson said. “This building could be used for multiple activities and especially during inclement weather, as well as serving as an academic testing area or an additional place for instruction.”

Currently, the board gives local law enforcement permission to use the building periodically for training purposes.

Patterson said Wilson would need to schedule a meeting with Hayden and schools maintenance supervisor Wayne Howell to discuss plans in order for Hayden to bring a recommendation back to the board for approval.

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