School board votes to close three schools in Walker County

JASPER, Ala. (WIAT) — The Walker County School Board voted to close three schools Thursday.

Board members gathered in Jasper to decide the school’s fate.

The students at Parrish High School will be divided between Oakman and Cordova High School, which will affect 224 students in seventh through 12th grades.

Superintendent Jason Adkins says it’s always difficult to close a hometown school.

However, they’re implementing a new state curriculum which demands added resources.

Adkins says Parrish doesn’t offer any advanced placement courses.

The board also moved to close Sipsey and T.S. Boyd Junior High Schools.

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