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The Tuscaloosa County School Board on Monday unanimously approved an $85 million bond issue going toward repairs, maintenance and two new middle schools, along with the already approved new Holt High School.

“We’re going to finish the Holt High School project,” said Tuscaloosa County School Superintendent Walter Davie. “We’re looking toward a new middle school in the Northport area. We’re looking for a new middle school in the Sipsey Valley area because that high school-middle school combination is the only school like that. They already have eight portables on the land, so we would like to get that relieved.”

The system will also add a career tech annex at Tuscaloosa County High School. The new building will serve Northside and Tuscaloosa County high schools and the Sipsey Valley community.

Northport City Council President Jay Logan said it’s a good move for the system.

“It’s going to be positive,” he said. “It’s going to allow the education process to be taken to the next level, with new schools, new brick and mortar in Northport, which we badly need.”

The board will hold several public hearings in the next couple of months.

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