STATE FUNDING HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR WALKER COUNTY’S NEWEST K THROUGH 8 SCHOOL… TO BE LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF THE WALKER COUNTY CIVIC CENTER.  AT A RECENT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, CHRIS JONES SHOWED DESIGN DRAWINGS FROM THE PROJECT ARCHITECT. 

 DUE TO BUDGET RESTRAITS, THE NEW SCHOOL HAS BEEN SCALED-DOWN TO A TOTAL OF 120,000 SQUARE FEET IN SIZE.  THE BOARD RECENTLY TOURED WHITFIELD COUNTY’S NEW CEDAR RIDGE ELEMENTARY… WHICH ACCORDING TO SUPERINTENDENT MELISSA MATHIS, IS A PROJECT-BASED LEARNING FACILITY.  IDEAS FROM THAT TOUR WILL BE INCORPORATED IN THE LOCAL DESIGN. 

THE PROPERTY IS LARGE ENOUGH TO ACCOMODATE A NEW HIGH SCHOOL IN THE FUTURE, IF NEEDED.

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