BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- Tuesday evening, Birmingham parents met to learn more about the upcoming school closings and consolidations for next year.
Under the current plan, Jones Valley K-8 will become a middle school. The kindergarten and first through fifth graders will move to the new Oxmoor Elementary School.
This plan would alleviate overcrowding at Jones Valley K-8. Some classes are currently being held in portables there.
However, many parents say relocating will be an inconvenience for kids to move from Jones Valley, where they are already settled. Some parents said they would rather see the middle school grades move to the Oxmoor Elementary site.
Some parents are also worried about buses traveling Lakeshore Parkway to reach Oxmoor Elementary.
"You're going around a long narrow road, and then you're going across a four-lane highway to get to this school," Shirley Haslip said.