MPS consolidation vote date moved again

Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- There has been yet another change surrounding the controversial Montgomery Public Schools consolidation and rezoning plan.

Board president Charlotte Meadows told WSFA 12 News in a live interview on "Today in Alabama" that she decided last night about midnight to postpone today's scheduled vote on the proposal until next Thursday, Feb. 24.

Meadows said she made the decision because the entire board would not be present for the vote Wednesday. Robert Porterfield of District 6 and Mary Briers of District 4 would be unable to attend.

Superintendent Thompson agreed with the decision. "This will ensure the board has an opportunity to review public comments and gather all necessary information," said Thompson. "It also allows us to talk with our legislative delegation. I want to ensure every question is answered and that, if possible, every board member is present at the vote."

Porterfield's district includes: Carver Elementary, Carver High, Davis Elementary, Fitzpatrick Elementary, Harrison Elementary, Johnson Elementary, McInnis, McKee Elementary, McKee Junior High

Briers' district includes: Catoma Elementary, Bellingrath Junior High, Daisy Lawrence Elementary Alternative, E.D. Nixon Elementary School, Fews Elementary Alternative, Hayneville Road Elementary, King Elementary, Lanier High, Loveless Academic Magnet Program High, MacMillan International Academy, McIntyre Middle, Morris Elementary, Pintlala Elementary, Southlawn Elementary, Southlawn Middle, Youth Facility, CITY School

"Even if we don't all vote together, we need to be unified behind what we do," she said.

A specific time and location for the vote will be announced later Wednesday.

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