CHANGES TO TUSCALOOSA COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM
<p>By WVUA Staff</p><p><br id=”_mcePaste”>Big changes may be on the way for Tuscaloosa City Schools but before that can happen, school leaders are looking to parents for input.TCSS Board Member Marvin Lucas says right now the school board has no plans to rezone but Tuscaloosa is changing and it’s time for the school system to do a new study on the subject. The board hired a consultant to look at all of the facilities and demographics within the TCSS. This will allow the board to build a stratigic plan for what the future of the school system will be like.
<p>The consultant is looking at the building conditions and ages of all the TCSS facilities, wether there is overcrowding and the zone lines. There are three possible options after the consultant is done: consolidating schools, moving some schools or moving some of the students to different schools. Through social media, many parents have been posting letters over thier worries the system will rezone.</p><p><div></div><p> Lucas said there is no decision on any of these options because the board is not obligated to accept the recommendations. Lucas said the last time the system conducted this kind of study, the board decided to build a couple of new schools and renovate several others. Parents are encouraged to come to the community meetings being held to give their input.</p><div></div><p> “They will be presented tomorrow night in full and some of those options may have changed by the time we get to the meeting tomorrow (Thursday) or they may have added and additional option I don’t know on that,” said Lucas.</p></p><p>The meetings on Thursday will be at the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy from 6-8pm and is open to the public.</p><p> </p></p>