MHS 9th Grade Wing Delay

By: Tametria Conner Email
By: Tametria Conner Email

The Meridian High School 9th grade wing won't be ready when students start school August 27.

Superintendent Charlie Kent says workers need about two months to finish the building and that means Kate Griffin Junior High will reopen to house these ninth grade students, after closing its doors this past school year.

"That would give us time to clean up and accept the building, do all the check off and all of the things we end to do so we can have the building ready to go," said superintendent Charlie Kent.

KG was the fall back plan in case things didn't pan out, so Kent says the building is pretty much still intact and ready for the first day of class.

"We left the furniture in the building; that was our plan B," he said.

Kent says there were several construction issues and rainy days that halted work and crews are still trying to catch up. But Kent says there is much progress.

"They're working on the inside right now," said the superintendent. "It's bricked on the outside, if you ride by there. And the parking lot is also coming along."

This summer several schools are undergoing renovations, but Kent says all other schools will be ready August 27m including Parkview Elementary School which suffered major damage from an arson.

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