Vote to Close Parrish High being held Thursday

WALKER CO., Ala. (WIAT) – The Walker County School Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal to shut down Parrish High School.

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

Adkins says students at Parrish High are falling behind in test scores and they’re only meeting the bare minimum in curriculum requirements.

If Parrish High does close, students will go to either Cordova or Oakman High School. Parents will be allowed an opportunity to voice their concerns about the closing before the board votes on Thursday.

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