Happening today: Birmingham City Council votes on buying band uniforms

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham City Council will vote on buying band uniforms for the city’s seven high schools.

In September, Mayor Randall Woodfin asked the city to invest in the students to bring positive change.
Some of the current uniforms being used by students are more than 20 years old dating back from the late 1990s. Parents tell us although the uniforms are expensive, they bring a sense of pride to the students.

Christinea Moore, a George Washington Carver High School parent, states, “With the mayor helping the Birmingham City Schools to purchase these uniforms it’s going to bring a sense of pride. [It will] set a good foundation in a sense of strong being together not just for Carver but all of the Birmingham City Schools.”

The city council is voting on a $247,500 proposal.

The council meeting begins at 9:30 this morning.  

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