Video: Projects Continue At Lowndes Co. Schools

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LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) -In May, Lowndes County voters approved a $44 million dollar bond issue and now educators are busy planning for the future.

Lowndes County schools are already seeing major improvements but Superintendent Lynn Wright says this is only the beginning.
More than $2 million dollars in construction has been completed in West Lowndes County.

“Renovations of West Lowndes High School, which we moved the 7th and 8th grade up to West Lowndes High School, we remodeled the west half of that building to accommodate the 7th and 8th grade, added four new classrooms, administration offices and rest rooms onto West Lowndes Elementary School as we moved the 6th grade down here,” said Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Lynn Wright.

Next, West Lowndes Elementary School with have a newly paved parking lot and additions to the playground.

In Caledonia, work is in full swing on the new elementary school.

This year, Principal Roger Hill expects the student population to grow to around 1,100.

He says the new school building is much needed and will address over crowding issues.

“Right now, I’m operating at the school with 10 maybe more class rooms short. We have people sharing class rooms, we have four classes in trailers, we have two in one room, we have four teachers in another room, we have two teachers in one and then I have two teachers on carts that roll around the building because they don’t have a class room,” said Hill.

The elementary school should be open next August.

In New Hope, athletes now have a new field house.

The new $2.2 million dollar facility replaces one that was built in the 70’s.

Principal Matt Smith says the facility will have long term benefits for the community.

“We’re excited about it and it will be a plus for this community for decades to come. It’s been a long time, a lot of years, hard work, a lot of planning to get this and we couldn’t be more excited. We’re glad to have it,” said Smith.

Ground will soon be broken on a new high school in New Hope.

Wright also asks parents to be patient as construction projects are in progress.






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