Bibb School Board talks school consolidation | News
Bibb County School Board members discussed their five year plan. President Sue Sipe was out due to illness, but Vice President Thelma Dillard ran the meeting in her place.
At the top of the meeting, a teacher, Tiffany Coder, and a grandparent, Cassandra Calloway, brought up the possibility of rebuilding a new school on Morgan Elementary's site.
Coder said, "The building itself needs to be redone and rebuilt and we would just love to see that our students would get a building that is healthy and safe and provide for them."
Board member Lester Miller and Superintendent Steve Smith were in favor of keeping Morgan where it is, possibly through a consolidation with Barden Elementary.
Miller said that because he attended Morgan, the site is "very dear to his heart. I attended school there...I feel like the children in that area need a new school in their district as well...If you take into consideration that we're going to be saving $2 million of taxpayer's money, I think it's a no brainer to actually build on that site."
A representative from the school system's capital programs shared some information about buildings vacant right now, and 3 recommendations for Elementary school consolidations.
They include merging King-Danforth and Jones elementary schools, Morgan and Barden elementary schools, and Rice and Burghard elementary schools.
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