Old DAY building may house Alabaster alternative school

Alabaster City Schools is looking to possibly lease the former DAY Program building on 11th Avenue to house the city's alternative school. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

Alabaster City Schools is looking to possibly lease the former DAY Program building on 11th Avenue to house the city’s alternative school. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Alabaster City Schools is looking to house its alternative school in the old DAY Program building on 11th Avenue Southwest after the city’s Board of Education agreed to lease the building during an Aug. 7 meeting.

During the meeting, the School Board authorized Alabaster School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers to negotiate a lease agreement on the building, which is across the railroad tracks from the new Alabaster City Hall building.

Alabaster City Schools’ central office will be housed in the upper floor of the new City Hall building for at least the next few years.

If Vickers negotiates a deal to lease the building, it will house the city’s alternative school and ACES programs, Vickers said.

“We’ve been looking for a location to house those programs,” Vickers said during an Aug. 7 School Board meeting.

The former building has been vacant since the DAY Program for struggling students moved into the second floor of the Alabaster YMCA’s new wing in early 2013.