HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - You may have noticed some trailers parked along the northbound side of Memorial Parkway at Byrd Spring Road.
We noticed them too, and we've got an update on what they're for. They're not FEMA trailers, as one viewer asked. They're actually modular units for Whitesburg Christian Academy's new expansion.
"We have them parked on our property," said WCA Headmaster Jerry Reeder. "It has sparked a lot of calls and high interest."
Reeder said the school will move into its new 28,000-square-foot building over Christmas break. Students in grades 5-12 will be in the new building, and Kindergarten through 4th will go to class in the modular units, which will be put together to make a modular building.
This is just the first phase of Whitesburg Christian Academy's expansion, Reeder said. There are three to four phases still coming, and at some point, the younger students will move into the permanent structure.
The second phase will likely be a gymnasium for athletics and physical education, the third phase will be more classrooms and further phases would include a fine arts wing and permanent dining hall.
"We project doing a phase every three to five years," Reeder said.
The modular units will be placed directly behind the new building, Reeder said. In the event of severe weather, the younger students will be moved to the permanent building, which Reeder said was built with tornado safety measures.