Your tax dollars are hard at work

Published 9:29 pm Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It seems that it is all coming to an end — that is the construction of the brand new, state-of-the-art Selma High School facility. But for the students who attend Selma high School this is just the beginning. Construction company for the school Volkert Construction said in a school board meeting that the construction would wrap up with the retention pond in the back of the school and the new drive way out front.

What a terrific holiday present for Selma to enjoy. This facility is a gift to our city, from our city and the front entryway and new paving is just the bow on top.

To all of the nay-sayers out there who disagree with high school students being granted a $30 million facility, look at their faces during the home basketball games. The students are proud of their new school. If we want our children to stay here and join the Selma workforce we have to build — using more than $30 million — a place that they are proud to come back to.

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Recently on Twitter one Selma native tweeted, “I wanna get away from Selma ALABAMA!!” But the saddest part was that tweet was retweeted by other Selmians eight times, meaning that others posted that exact same statement and aseemed to agree with it.

Working to make Selma better and working to keeping our young ones engaged in school is not easy, and believe us it is not cheap.

The idea to build a new Selma High facility spawned from controversy, but we feel that spectacular building that puts us up to speed with your Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brooks and Homewoods.

Before you speak negatively about your tax dollars in that building — go and look at the inside for yourself.