MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – A tornado damaged primary school in Marshall County will be donated to the City of Union Grove to be used for community and student activities.
The Marshall County Board of Education approved a resolution to donate the Brindlee Mountain Primary School at a meeting on Thursday.
“We’re excited for them to use the property, for our students to be able to have recreational facilities, any kind of community events, and also anything that the town needs to use as well. They’re out of room, so they need additional space for the town purposes as well,” said Marshall County superintendent Cindy Wigley.
The primary school was extensively damaged in January 2020 when an EF-2 tornado touched down and destroyed many of the classrooms, hallways, and cafeteria.
“I have had the opportunity to go to school there and have a lot of good memories there,” said Marshall County Board of Education member Joe Bunch. “All the sentiments and people that had gone to school were heartbroken about it including myself. It was a great blow to our community because it is the heart and soul of our community. It will forever be remembered by the people who were able to call that their homes school.”
The board and community members met in May to discuss the future of the school as to whether they would rebuild the primary school or add to the high school/middle school campus.
In June, the board of education decided that Brindlee Mountain Primary School students would be permanent residents of the high school campus in Guntersville.