New Enterprise High School Location Announced

WTVY- Almost two months after the deadly March 1st tornado destroyed Enterprise High and Hill Crest Elementary Schools, officials have announced plans to rebuild.

A parcel of land located off Boll Weevil Circle in Enterprise will soon be bustling with school buses and students; the same students that went to Enterprise High before the March 1st tornado ravaged the school.

Until the new school is built, Enterprise High School students will continue attending class at Enterprise Ozark Community College.

Hillcrest Elementary School, which also sustained heavy damage, will be rebuilt at its current location, and students from that school who currently attend Holly Hills Elementary will take classes at the new Enterprise Early Education Center beginning next school year.

Last month, the Alabama State Senate approved a measure allocating $32 million dollars in funds to rebuild both schools. Officials hope that along with insurance money and FEMA funds, the costs will be covered.

After having to adjust to new schedules and a new learning environment, students at Enterprise High and Hillcrest Elementary schools can look forward to regaining a sense of normalcy.

School officials will build a memorial at the site of the Third Hall at the current Enterprise High, as well as another memorial at the new school to remember the eight students who lost their lives on March 1st.

School officials say they are not sure when the schools will be completed.

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