By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday placed seven possible names on the table for consideration for the two new community elementary schools that will soon be constructed.
Two of the names on the table are for the elementary school to be constructed near the Magnolia Place neighborhood. They are:
- South Trussville Elementary School
- Magnolia Elementary School
The other five names are for the elementary school to be constructed in the Cahaba Project. They are:
- Central Trussville Elementary School
- Cahaba Elementary School
- Cahaba Central Elementary School
- Cahaba Village Elementary School
- Trussville Cahaba Elementary School
The South Trussville Elementary School and Central Trussville Elementary School options would likely work together, much like three Vestavia Hills elementary schools that are named Vestavia Hills Elementary School Central, Vestavia Hills Elementary School East and Vestavia Hills Elementary School West.
During Monday’s meeting, many ideas were discussed for naming the schools. A letter from the Trussville Historical Board expressed interest in the school in the Cahaba Project being named Hewitt Elementary School. If that name wasn’t satisfactory to the board of education, the historical board supported Cahaba Elementary School. Bob Davis, who lives in the Cahaba Project, suggested Cahaba Village Elementary School since the school building there has been the “anchor” of the area for the last 75 years, he said.
The Trussville City Board of Education is not limiting itself to choosing from the seven choices it placed on the table, but will make a decision on the schools’ official names at the March 16 meeting.
“I just want us to do it right, whatever it is,” said Board President Bill Roberts.
The board has been accepting input from the community on naming the two new schools at email@example.com.
The schools are expected to open for the 2016-2017 school year.
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