From The Tribune staff reports
FULTONDALE — Jefferson County Superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin provided an update on the status of Fultondale High School after the building was destroyed by a tornado.
Gonsoulin started by crediting the community for coming together in a difficult time.
“You all have come together through the toughest of circumstances,” said Gonsoulin. “I have been inspired to watch you work as one family over the last few weeks.”
He also asked the community to remember the Arizaga-Hernandez family.
As for the high school, the school system will use Warrior Elementary School as a temporary campus for Fultondale High School. Warrior Elementary students will move to the new Warrior Elementary School.
Students attending in-person instruction will remain at Warrior Elementary until the new Fultondale High School is built. Gonsoulin said the construction of the new school should be completed by March 2023. The project was already approved and in the works, before the tornado hit, Gonsoulin added.
Remote learning will continue for all Fultondale High School students until at least March 1, 2021.
“We hope to be able to resume in-person instruction at the current Warrior Elementary campus no later than March 29th, which is also the start of the fourth 9 Weeks,” he said.
The school system is planning a Fultondale High School town hall for the community and Gonsoulin will be in attendance to answer questions. The plan released is subject to change.