There's another school restructuring plan under consideration in Dothan

The Dothan School Board discusses restructuring on September 13, 2018.
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Dothan (WTVY)-- Dothan's superintendent Thursday unveiled another restructuring option for school board members to consider.

Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards came up to the new plan after receiving public input on her first four scenarios presented last month. “This is the process and we are listening,” she said.

Under the latest proposal, K-6 students would be taught at 10 schools, grades 7-9 would attend Dothan High, and 10-12 would complete their high school education at Northview.

Edwards admits some people won't like the plan because there would be only one high school.

Magnet schools would be eliminated with the possible exception of one—something that concerns at least one board member.

“We need to take a long, hard look, especially at the elementary magnet schools,” Chris Maddox said. He asked others on the board if they could think of one positive effect of closing magnets.

Board member Brett Strickland said he believes students can receive a good education with or without magnet schools.

After receiving additional input, board members will vote in a few weeks on which plan they prefer.