The option to move the kindergarten and first grade students to J.A. Phillips Middle School and the sixth grade students to Webster Junior High School passed with a vote of 7-4, with one absent.
In favor of moving the elementary students from J.E. Harper Elementary School were board members Brandon Edens, John Madden, Johnnye Kennon, Penny Long, Frankie Mitchell, Jerri O’Neal and Ronnie Rhymes. Against the move were board members Jerry Lott, Charles Strong, Ronnie Broughton and Malachi Ridgel. Linda Kinsey was absent.
It was made clear during the meeting that no one was absolutely against building two new wings – one