The Pelham City Council will hold a public hearing on June 17 to discuss a city school feasibility study. (File)
The Pelham City Council will hold a public hearing on June 17 to discuss a city school feasibility study. (File)

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Second public hearing on Pelham schools is Monday night

Published 3:10pm Thursday, June 13, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Pelham City Council will again hear public comment on the city’s school system feasibility study on June 17 in the Pelham Municipal Courtroom.

The public hearing will be the second on the matter since Dr. Ira Harvey of the Decision Resources firm unveiled the findings of the feasibility study earlier this month.

The June 17 public hearing will be held during the City Council’s regular monthly meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Courtroom, which is in the Pelham Police and Court building at 32 Philip Davis St.

“So far, we’ve talked about can we form our own school district. On Monday, we will talk about should we do it,” Pelham Mayor Gary Waters said during a June 12 interview.

During its first public hearing on the school study, which was held on June 3 immediately after Harvey reviewed the study results, City Council members received mixed feedback from Pelham residents.

Council President Rick Hayes previously said the city may hold a third public hearing at the Pelham Civic Complex later this month, but details for the third hearing had not been finalized as of June 13.

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