Montgomery Co. leaders discuss future of schools

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Call it a meeting of the minds. Montgomery city, county and school leaders met to discuss the future of Montgomery Public Schools.

After the meeting, Mayor Todd Strange, County Commissioners Elton Dean and Reed Ingram walked out with Superintendent Barbara Thompson. She said, "This meeting was called because we needed to talk to different people about issues related to the schools."

Among the topics up for discussion, the future of Pintlala Elementary School. Pintlala and Hayneville Road Elementary Schools were both set to close. A huge outpouring of community support kept the facilities open and running, for now.

"I feel real good the citizens of Montgomery County about where the superintendent and other elected officials are taking us," said Ingram.

Also on the agenda, a new east side high school. "It's a question about how we can afford doing the things we want to do in Montgomery County," said Thompson.

Superintendent Thompson would not give specifics about Wednesday's meeting. Thompson said she wants to wait until she discusses it with her board Friday.

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