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Athens News Matters: Tommy Valentine Discusses Controversy over the historic West Broad School site


For years, the West Broad School site has been the subject of intense controversy for the Clarke County School District.

The site, a historic reminder of the “separate but equal” era in public education, has been the focal point of debate and disagreement between historic preservation advocates and the school district.

Last week, the Board of Education saw two possible plans for the site. Both would preserve the 1939 Minor Street building, but one plan calls for the complete demolition of a 1950s building on Campbell Lane.

After this interview was taped, the Clarke County Board of Education, in a surprise move, voted narrowly to approve neither site plan, and to send the concept back to the drawing board.

WUGA's Alexia Ridley talks with Tommy Valentine of Historic Athens: 

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