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MPS puts move to old Montgomery Mall location on hold

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File Photo: The former Montgomery Mall File Photo: The former Montgomery Mall
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Montgomery Public School System is putting the brakes on a plan to move several schools to a new location at the old Montgomery Mall calling the decision a "pause".

The approval of Phase III of the project to move Montgomery Technical Education Center (MTEC) and Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) into newly renovated spaces in the former mall was approved in July and would have taken place over the next two years. The plan also calls for the operations sections of the system's central administration to move to the facility.

The plan was given the go ahead by the school board while Barbara Thompson was the superintendent but she was forced to resign last week.

Now, newly appointed interim superintendent Margaret Allen is asking that the plan be delayed so she can review it.

"This is just an opportunity for new leadership to look at and review the information," said school system spokesman Tom Salter. "The former superintendent had ambitious financing plans and Mrs. Allen wants to consult with the board, the financial staff, the operations staff and advisors before moving ahead."

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