Old Hometown

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Old Hometown was an interdisciplinary special educational program of the Escambia County School District in which middle and high school students collaborated on local historical research.

The program was established in 1994 under Superintendent Bill Maloy. Melinda Beckett was the program director. Originally located in Pensacola High School, it moved to the historic Christ Church Parish School Building during the 1996-1997 school year.

The students' research was compiled in an annual publication called Voices of the Past.

A committee formed by Superintendent Jim Paul recommended the closure of Old Hometown as part of a broad cost-cutting plan in 2001. Despite a temporary reprieve to find additional funding, the program was closed in 2002.[date uncertain]