- Alabaster City Schools Superintendent Wayne Vickers is hoping thedistrict will soon receive approval from the state to proceed with a bond thatwill fund construction of a new high school and various renovations.
At tonight's Alabaster Board of Education work session,Vickers said he is speaking with Alabama Department of Education Chief of StaffCraig Pouncey on Thursday along with Bob Young of the Frazier Lanier Companyconcerning the district's bond proposal.
"Everything I've heard back has been very positive," Vickerssaid. "Their job is to make sure we thought of everything. ... So far we're matchingup with their expectations of approval."
He added: "We've got everything moving in that direction."
The Alabaster Board of Education is considering a to existing schools as part of .
The district's plan is the development of a new facilityto replace Thompson High School and ultimately shifting students around tobetter utilize buildings. Development of a new high school could take upwardsof three years along with the renovations to existing structures.
The planning is happening as the district nearscompletion of its first academic year in existence.
"Who could not be pleased when you look at a new system?It's hard to believe this is the first year. You look at the things that have beendone and the community support, it is fantastic," Vickers said. "We feel likeit's our students' time to get that high school and to get renovations andthose other things."
He told the board's members he would notify them as soonas he hears approval from the state "because that means we have the green lightto move forward from that point on."
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