By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — Over the past couple of months, the Trussville City School system has faced backlash over a new summer program that will be provided by the YMCA and over the boys and girls lacrosse teams being denied use of Husky Field.
The Trussville Tribune has made several media requests for a response from Superintendent Pattie Neill, but Neill said she has been unable to meet because of a busy schedule. However, she was able to provide a statement. Neill said the Board of Education and school leaders are listening to concerns from stakeholders and planning ahead.
“The school system is working diligently on current topics plus planning for the future,” said Neill in a statement. “We also have our eye on the weather and educational bills introduced in this legislative session. To my knowledge, all topics are being addressed.”
Neill also said the school system is planning a curriculum for the 2020-2021 school year.
BOE President Kathy Brown has not been available for comment.
Mayor Buddy Choat said he is confident a solution will be settled on for the lacrosse teams.
The YMCA is addressing concerns about the summer program and has already made some changes after hearing from parents.