Board Approves New Grissom High School Architect

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -The Huntsville City School Board  voted unanimously to approve Chapman Sisson as the architects for the new Grissom High School. 

The new school will either be built at the current school site or a proposed location near Weatherly Road.

The design process will begin now and take about a year to complete. Superintendent Casey Wardynski says the process can begin and there is lots of work that can be completed despite not having a decision on the final location for the new school. 

The Weatherly Road site has been promised by school district planners to be a better option for the school, which has outgrown the 35-acre Bailey Cove Road site it currently sits on. The viability of that 60-acre site has come into question in recent weeks, however, due to the existence of several Native American archaeological sites that may be on the property.

Wardynski says the actual construction on the new school will not begin for more than a year.