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Trussville city leaders, school employees and parents listened to a presentation on two potential sites for a new school Wednesday evening. (abc3340.com) Trussville city leaders, school employees and parents listened to a presentation on two potential sites for a new school Wednesday evening. (abc3340.com)

Trussville City Schools is planning for a new elementary. There is only one elementary in the city and its overcrowded. Wednesday night a committee, which included city leaders, school employees and parents listened to a presentation on two potential sites for a new school.

Superintendent Pattie Neill says the city needs a new elementary immediately. Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools teach children from kindergarten to 5th grade.. and right now 300 students are learning in portables. But, there are two ideas on the table to offer some relief.

Parent, Leah Erwin, said Trussville seems to be growing and the numbers they have for new kids coming in for the next few years, it's something I'm glad they're addressing now."

Superintendent Neill says "We have 298 and 320 in each of our classes K-12. We've averaged to 300, so we're expecting 300 kindergartners next year."

Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools are stretched to the limits, so Trussville city schools is planning for a new elementary. A feasibility study has been completed on two potential locations.  Renovating the former middle school in the city center or building a new one off Mary Taylor Road. Dr. Neill says The feasibility of building the new school in the Magnolia South area won out over the renovation possibility in the center of the city."

A committee of school employees and community members looked at both designs -- and listened to pros and cons. Erwin says "I came in with an opinion. I wanted them to renovate the old school, but after hearing the presentation, I think I'm for building the new school because of resources."

Superintendent Neill wants the public to have a voice before a decision is made. They also have to talk about funding. Population projections have not been made, so Mayor Eugene Melton wants the school system to come up with a master plan to prepare for growth. "With that knowledge, then they city can prepare finances to assist the school system in building schools in the future."

If the middle school site is not chosen, Mayor Melton, would like the school system to turn over the property to the city to be renovated for use.

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