Poll: Selma High renovation or rebuild?

SELMA, AL (WSFA) - The consensus from a recent poll commissioned by the Selma City School System shows more people want a new high school rather than renovating the old one.

Selma High School is falling apart. In the foyer near the auditorium, broken plaster hangs from the ceiling walls. In a locker room the wall and ceiling are separated.

Renovations would cost around $20 million while a new school would cost around $40 million.

Just 22 percent of those polled said they wanted to renovate the declining school. A whopping 77 percent thought building a new school was the better option.

121 people responded to the poll.