Phil Campbell High School Construction Ahead of Schedule
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – As students headed back to class in Phil Campbell Monday, they headed back to mobile classrooms. The temporary school is the only option right now, after a deadly tornado outbreak, destroyed the high school on April 27th, 2011.
School leaders are hopeful, this year will be the last time students must walk the halls of a modular school.
“On April 27th of course we didn`t know where to turn, of course a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then, a lot of things has happened,” said Franklin County Schools Superintendent, Gary Williams. “We wouldn`t have expected it to be this long, and some good things are happening, so we`re getting there.”
According to Williams, the contract calls for the school to open in fall of 2015 but Willams reports that construction is ahead of schedule.
“Opening the school in the fall of 14 could be a reality, so that`s the best news we`ve gotten in a long time,” said Williams.
While it’s been a long time coming, Williams says the new school will be worth the wait.
“First of all, thank you for bearing with us this long, being patient enough to allow all this to happen, because when it’s all said and done everybody`s going to be pleased,” assured Williams.
If this construction timetable stays constant, Williams says the freshman who lost their school in the tornado of 2011, will walk the halls of the Phil Campbell High School once again, as seniors.
The football field will be ready for the Phil Campbell Bobcat’s first home game, in September.