ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — In the coming weeks, the Enterprise City School Board is expected to decide the fate of the “old” Coppinville Junior high school building.

Several years ago, a “new” Coppinville Junior High was built off the Boll Weevil Circle.

The “old” school is being used by the Enterprise Boys and Girls Club, along with youth city basketball games.
In addition, the back wing of the school is an adult daycare facility.

Enterprise City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Zel Thomas, says the building needs tens of thousands of dollars in structural renovations.

Dr. Thomas, along with the school board, must decide whether it’s wise to use taxpayer dollars to make those improvements.

The “old” Coppinville school also has a lot of state and local significance. In 1960, it was built as an African American High School before integration.