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Grissom High School set to be rebuilt

Published 1:24pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013

By Aldo Amato

Staff Reporter

HUNTSVILLE — Both the City of Huntsville and Huntsville City Schools agreed on a new proposal to relocate Grissom High School last week.

The two signed a May 2 memorandum outlining the sites off of South Memorial Parkway in Southwest Huntsville. The push to move the 44-year-old school has been in the works for nearly a decade.

The proposed new site of a rebuilt Grissom High School. (CONTRIBUTED)
The proposed new site of a rebuilt Grissom High School. (CONTRIBUTED)

According to the memorandum, Huntsville will pay $2,531,267.00 to purchase the property appraised by Hylis Inc. The school system will then buy the property from the city within 30 days.

The City will coordinate with Hylis for designing the Haysland Road extension behind Sam’s Club and Connector Road as well. The current location on Bailey Cove will be bought out by the City for around $8 million and the school system has roughly four years to open the new Grissom High School.

Current Grissom High principal Tom Drake could only give a few comments but said he was excited for a new school to open and looks forward to the future.

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