CMSD takes first steps to upgrading school campuses

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The Columbus Municipal School District is taking the first steps to improve the conditions of its campuses.

At a special call meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to hire Columbus-based Architecture firm Pryor and Morrow to conduct a feasibility study focused on the district’s buildings.

CMSD maintains nine buildings across the city, and many of them are showing the effects of their age.

Columbus Middle School is the newest, and it is now 13 years old.

Superintendent Stanley Ellis and other district officials have been touring the campuses taking note of the obvious issues.

Ellis and the board feel it’s a good time to have someone look at the less obvious issues and what it’s going to cost to fix them.

“I walked around with the board. We looked at our facilities. They are in need of repair from the visible eye. So, we have opted to do a feasibility study with Pryor & Morrow so that we can put a number with the needs of the district,” said Ellis.

Once the feasibility study is complete, the next step for the school board and superintendent will be to prioritize repairs and renovations.

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