HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - In a meeting on Thursday morning, Hoover School Board members approved a realignment plan that will change the way schools are structured.
It can get confusing, but maybe the most important thing to let parents know is that no students will be forced to leave the Hoover City School System because of this realignment.
Currently, students in Hoover start out at an elementary school, then go to a middle school and move on to a 9th grade school building before transitioning to the Hoover High School main campus. With these new changes, ninth graders will no longer be on a separate from other high schoolers. They will all be combined at Hoover High's campus.
The current ninth grade building will then be used by 7th and 8th graders who go to Bumpus Middle School right now and Bumpus Middle School will be changed into a brand new intermediate school for 5th and 6th graders.
Some renovations will be made to make all this happen, including an addition of about 24-36 new classrooms to Hoover High to make room for the 9th graders.
Superintendent Andy Craig says restructuring is a smart economical move during these times. A zone change was also approved Thursday, redirecting some Russet Woods students from Deer Valley Elementary to South Shades Crest Elementary. The students affected will still remain in Hoover City Schools.
To see the entire realignment plan, click here: