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Gardendale leaders: Not financially feasible to annex Mt. Olive

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Gardendale city leaders say they hope the school board can find a way for Mt. Olive students to attend Gardendale schools in a way that doesn't financially burden the new school system. Source: WBRC video Gardendale city leaders say they hope the school board can find a way for Mt. Olive students to attend Gardendale schools in a way that doesn't financially burden the new school system. Source: WBRC video
GARDENDALE, AL (WBRC) -

Gardendale city leaders say it is not financially feasible to annex the town of Mt. Olive into its community. The issue arises as Gardendale is working to create its own school system.

For years, students in Mt. Olive have been allowed to attend Gardendale schools during their middle and high school years.

But there was a question of whether that could continue once Gardendale broke away from the Jefferson County school system.

City leaders are now saying after looking at numerous options, annexation is not possible.

But when it comes to the issue of where Mt. Olive students will go, parents are remaining hopeful.

"At this point, there's still got to be rocks left unturned. Okay, we hit a dead end...let's find something else. We can go and make this happen," Mt. Olive parent Kelli Wyatt said.

City leaders say they still hope the school board can find a way for Mt. Olive students to attend Gardendale schools in a way that doesn't put a financial burden on the new system.

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