The Alexander County Board of Education held a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon. The purpose of the meeting was to distribute the North Carolina Department Of Public Instruction Facility Study and Recommendation Report for Alexander County Schools.
The Board had requested the study after discussions last Spring about possibly closing Taylorsville Elementary School. The 52 page report was sealed and distributed to the Board and Administration with no discussion or comment.
Board Chairperson Caryn Brzykcy read a summary of the report which highlighted three recommendations and or options in view of the system operating at 614 students less than capacity at the seven elementary schools.
Recommendation 1. Close Sugar Loaf Elementary and redistribute the students to other schools
Recommendation 2. Close Taylorsville Elementary and redistribute the student to other schools
Recommendation 3. Construct a new 500 student school at a new or existing site to accommodate
students from both Sugar Loaf and Taylorsville schools. Those campuses
would be abandoned one construction is completed.
Chariman Brzykcy and Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hefner will discuss the report live on the air Thursday at 5pm.