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Tuscaloosa City Schools conducting study to direct system's future

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

The Tuscaloosa City School system is conducting a demographic study which it says will impact the future of its schools for the next 30 years.

According to Tuscaloosa City Schools Chief Financial Officer Ed LaVigne, some of areas of focus will include:

-the population shift since the April 2011 tornado

-which schools are overpopulated or underpopulated

-which schools may need heating and air upgrades

-creating facilities that will best prepare students for the future

"This demographic study and facility analysis is really putting in a game plan for the next 25, 35 years, for Tuscaloosa City Schools," LaVigne said.

"So, for that matter, it's very important that the parents and the community come out and become engaged in the process," LaVigne added.

The system is hosting an Educational Futures Conference for the purpose of getting public involvement and feedback.

The conference is set for Tuesday, September 2, with two sessions to accommodate different schedules: 1 to 4 p.m. or 5:30 to 8 p.m.

A location is still to be determined. The school system invites all community members to come, and asks you to RSVP by August 27 to (205) 759-3560 or rsvp@tusc.k12.al.us.

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