Homeowners Launch Petition On Proposed Future High School

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HARVEST, Ala.(WHNT)-Plans for a long-awaited high school in western Madison County are now drawing attention from one local subdivision and its homeowners association.

Homeowners who live in Kelly Plantation off Jeff Road say any future high school in the nearby Monrovia area must be built west of Alabama Highway 53. As of Tuesday afternoon, well over 300 people had signed the neighborhood’s online petition asking the Madison County School Board to do just that.

The petition cites traffic and safety concerns for teenage drivers who would have to cross the busy road in an east of 53 scenario, but where the future high school will actually be built has yet to be determined. Two unnamed sites are reportedly still under consideration by district officials.

School board members we talked to declined to talk on camera. The Kelly Plantation Homeowners Association did not respond to our request for an interview.

Kelly Plantation sits directly next to Sparkman High School in Harvest, which would likely lose a significant chunk of its student base to a new Monrovia campus. School board members told WHNT News 19 they would take community input on the new high school site this Thursday evening at Sparkman.