Pelham City Council approves new school system | News
PELHAM, AL (WBRC)- The Pelham City Council has unanimously approved the formation of a new school system.
The crowd in city hall applauded Tuesday night after the vote.
During a work session and council meeting, FOX6 learned that the person representing a firm which conducted a feasibility study didn't feel "uneasy" about any part of the Pelham schools budget.
Mayor Gary Waters also surprised the council with a survey that found 47 percent of city residents support forming an independent school system.
The resolution passed Tuesday technically forms a school board. The city expects to take over the schools by summer 2015.
Reporter John Huddleston will have more on these developments tonight on FOX6 News at 9 and 10. You can also follow him on Twitter @FOX6John.
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