Trussville City Schools

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Trussville City Schools were established in Spring 2005 after Trussville voters approved a property tax increase in November 2004 to finance the new system independent of the Jefferson County School System. The system includes Hewitt-Trussville High School, Hewitt-Trussville Middle School, Paine Intermediate School and Paine Primary School. The 2005-06 academic year was the first for the system, with the Class of 2006 being the first to graduate from the system. All of the schools within the system use "Huskies" as their mascot.

Trussville City Schools were established in Spring 2005 after Trussville voters approved a property tax increase in November 2004 to finance the new system independent of the Jefferson County School System. The 2005-06 academic year was the first for the system, with the Class of 2006 being the first to graduate from the system.

In 2008 Suzanne Freeman was selected Superintendent of the Year for the state of Alabama. Freeman was one of four finalist selected as nominees for the National Superintendent of the Year, becoming the first nominee in Alabama history. Citing a rapid turnover of principals at the high school, she was removed by the board in July 2012 and succeeded by Samford education professor Pattie Neil on an interim basis. In November 2012 the board offered Neill the permanent post.

On February 25, 2014, Trussville residents passed a seven mill property tax increase earmarked for the school system with a vote of 2,812 to 1,935. At the time, the Paine campus had 13 portable classrooms housing over 400 students. The system planned to build a new elementary school on city-owned land on Hidden Way Lane north of the Magnolia Place subdivision, as well as renovating the original 1925 high school in the Cahaba Homestead Village into a third elementary school.


Board of Education

The system has five school board members, appointed to five-year terms by the Trussville City Council.

2010-2015

2005-2010

Superintendents

  1. Suzanne Freeman, 20042012
  2. Pattie Neil, 2012–present

References

  • Thornton, William (July 9, 2012) "Trussville board president says turnover of principals led to ending superintendent's contract." The Birmingham News
  • Prewitt, Nathan T. (November 5, 2012) "Trussville school board hires new superintendent." The Birmingham News
  • Lloyd, Gary (February 25, 2014) "Trussville property tax increase approved." Trussville Tribune

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