DCS considers WAP facility

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 1, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &8212; The stockholders of what was formerly West Alabama Prep and Demopolis City Schools are currently in the discussion phase of what could mean a new building for the school system, Superintendent Wayne Vickers said Friday.

Vickers said the stockholders of West Alabama Prep approached Demopolis City Schools about potentially purchasing the facility for future use.

Although the two parties are still in preliminary discussions, Vickers said they have looked at the building itself to consider its potential.

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The facility for what was formerly West Alabama Prep reverted to the stockholders of the property last month after an attempt by Fairhaven Baptist Church to reopen the school as West Alabama Christian. Fairhaven Baptist Church purchased the property in March following an eight-month agreement process.

The church decided to open the school because of the community&8217;s interest in a Christian school, Chairman of the Board of Directors Skibo Holman said.

According to Holman, the school had approximately 200 interested applicants during their registration period this summer. Only 60 of those first interested returned applications and went through the full registration process.

On Aug. 9, Fairhaven Baptist Church announced they would only open a day care through preschool with the intentions of future growth.