Parrish High School’s fate to be decided soon

PARRISH, Ala. (WIAT) — Rumors swirled last week that a Walker County high school would be closing. Now, the fate Parrish High School is closer to being decided.

Superintendent Jason Adkins says the school district can’t afford to pay for the kind of coursework needed to meet the high standards of the Accountability Act.

He says students in Parrish are falling behind in test scores and only meeting bare minimum curriculum requirements.

“As the gap widens, who benefits and who loses continues just as you are and without question, although it can’t be seen now, who’s suffering the most are the students,” Adkins said.

School board members say if Parrish High School closes, students will be divided between Cordova and Oakman.

The board will vote on the proposal following a public input session April 10.

2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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