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  1. 2

    Sherry Agnew

    Amy Agnew Gay, Julie Agnew Rollin

  2. 4

    Kevin Wright

    Unbelievable. They should pay heavy fines for this. No excuse for letting the school board know 5 weeks before the job should be complete that it will take 12 more weeks to be finished. Simply unacceptable!

  3. 5

    Lauren Lawrence Taylor

    Stacie Tucker Lee Ryan Jennings

  4. 6

    Lynne Hurst Jackson

    Brian Jackson told you those trailers weren’t going anywhere.

  5. 7

    Stacie Tucker Lee

    Ugh! Well that’s frustrating

  6. 8

    Vickie Armstrong Jackson

    THIS TRULY IS MORE UPSETTING THAN THEY REALIZE. MY HEART GOES IMMEDIATELY TO THE TEACHERS HAVING TO SET UP 2 CLASSROOMS. YOU JUST ADDED EXTRA WORK HOURS THAT THEY MOST LIKELY WILL NOT BE PAID FOR AND YOUNG CHILDREN HAVING TO ADJUST TO SUCH. THANK YOU FOR THE HEADS-UP THAT SCHOOL LIFE IS GOING TO BE EVEN MORE STRESSFUL THIS YEAR. I KNOW ONE FIRST GRADER THAT DOESN’T NEED THIS!!

  7. 9

    Stacie Tucker Lee

    I’m just thinking of my little kindergartener who will already be overwhelmed with going to a new school and then having to switch schools a month later and get readjusted again. This is a lot to ask of a child of that age.

  8. 10

    Kay Fochtmann Mickel

    Did anyone really think Magnolia would be complete? Didn’t we just talk about this? Gena Ray Cranford

  9. 11

    Stacie Tucker Lee

    At all of the school meetings I have been to in May and June we have been told they were on track.

  10. 13

    Marc Ward

    59 days of change orders.. That’s 2 months of changing your mind… IMO that’s a lot to ask for any contractor

  11. 14

    Rory Nicole Jenkins

    With Cahaba opening on time, there should be plenty of available classrooms inside Paine for the Magnolia students/teachers.

  12. 15

    Judy Williams Coleman

    Not surprised nothing is ever finished on time in Trussville!

  13. 16

    Kay Fochtmann Mickel

    It’s common in school construction as well.

  14. 17

    Melinda Boothe Curtis

    What is the name of the construction company building the school?

  15. 18

    Erica Huffman

    So, no update on the construction at Paine? We do have 3 schools, right? Trying to be calm in my comments here, but it is difficult! I echo so many comments others have made and hate this for the teachers and students.

  16. 20

    Kimberly Hazel Johnson

    YES! I cannot imagine how these teachers must feel!! This entire situation is a disaster…

  17. 21

    Judy Morrow Rice

    i pass by Magnolia to and from work and just told my husband last week no way that place is going to be ready on time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. 22

    Harold Clements

    Sounds like contractors should be paying overtime to get it finished, or pay a penalty.

  19. 23

    Judy Morrow Rice

    I pass by everyday and new there was no way

  20. 25

    Erica Huffman

    Rory Nicole Jenkins thank you! I am just irritated that it wasn’t part of the overall update.

  21. 26

    Leah Scharf

    Rory Nicole Jenkins is this new construction in place of the trailers? Or do the trailers remain?

  22. 27

    Rory Nicole Jenkins

    Leah Scharf The trailers are leaving. The new construction at Paine is a new media center and offices in the center area that was between the Primary and Intermediate sides. There will be around 25 empty classrooms at Paine once Magnolia and Cahaba open leaving no need for those trailers.

  23. 28

    Leah Scharf

    Rory Nicole Jenkins what is going in those vacant classrooms? I’m glad to see they are following through with the trailers.

  24. 29

    Rory Nicole Jenkins

    Leah Scharf They will be used for Magnolia at the moment. I have no idea beyond that other than some will stay empty in preparation for the school’s continuous growth.

  25. 30

    Carolyn Childers Matthews

    The article says they don’t have enough manpower….so you’re telling me they can’t get enough construction workers to help with this?!

  26. 31

    Leslee French Hughes

    I am just wondering why we needed TWO new schools if Paine will have 25 empty classrooms after the move?!?!?!

  27. 32

    Leslee French Hughes

    I doubt seriously that this is the first indication the school board has had that it would not finish on time.

  28. 33

    Kellie Martin Robbins

    So the students will start at Paine and then be transferred over?

  29. 35

    Dabney Long Wilson

    What do they plan on doing in the future when three schools full of children leave the elementary school? Sounds to me like they’ll need to build more junior highs and high schools then! Glad my daughter is a senior!!! We’ve been dealing with trailers since she started kindergarten. That’s sad.

  30. 36

    Rory Nicole Jenkins

    I think TCS is also planning to expand the preschool program after this year for some of those rooms. Trussville is constantly growing. They will not all stay empty for long.

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