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Huntsville City School Board Discusses Safety, Student Success At Meeting

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The Huntsville City School Board wants to make sure Lee High School students are set up for success.

But to do that they're starting at the bottom. At Thursday night's board meeting Superintendent Casey Wardynski announced Chapman Middle School's partnership with Athens State University.

ASU faculty, student teachers, and interns will spend time at the school focusing on innovation, problem solving, and technology. The partnership will cost the district nothing.

The new take on teaching is an attempt to help bring up the struggling school, and better prepare the students for when they reach Lee High School.

The board also approved internal security system for Lee High School and discussed plans to build a fence around the campus.

The plan would cost $500,000.The fence would have brick pilasters between what looks like wrought iron bars.

"We could have gone with cyclone fencing with concertina wire on top, but that looks like a prison. We went the approach of Harvard, Tuskegee, and houses in this neighborhood," said Wardynski.

The board will vote on the fence next week.