Town Hall Meeting re: Gardendale City Schools
The first of two town hall meetings gave area residents the opportunity to hear from experts regarding a city school system for Gardendale.
“In every case that we observed, without any question, good schools led to good economics,” said Dr. Keivan Deravi, professor of economics and Special Assistant to the Chancellor at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) .
Dr. Deravi is the architect of the Alabama Economic Forecasting Model, which is used to generate forecasts for the state’s major economic variables.
Dr. Ira Harvey of Decision Resources, LLC
Jason Harpe and Brian Barksdale of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, CPAS and Advisors
also shared information with attendees.
See the Schools link on the home page to view or download information from the October 10th meeting.
Another town hall meeting will be held October 28th.
By Robert Carter North Jefferson News
GARDENDALE — Members of the Gardendale City Council, Mayor Othell Phillips and consultants hired by the city had their first chance to be questioned directly by city residents, as well as those from unincorporated Mt. Olive, about the proposed new Gardendale school system.