PT: with mug of building

PT: with mug of building

Karl Floyd

The Corinth School District’s administrative offices are now located in a new building on North Harper Road. No new taxes were required to pay for the project, which cost about $500,000.

corinth city schools administration offices move into new facility

By Jane Clark Summers

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – City school district administrative offices are now located in a new facility. Employees moved into their new quarters on North Harper Road over the holidays, said Corinth Superintendent of Education Dr. Wayne Gann.

“We are really enjoying it,” Gann said. “We were cramped for space and here we have more functional space.”

The building contains 6,400 square feet of space, as well as a floored attic that will be used for storage. The project – which includes furnishings, not all of which have arrived – will cost about $500,000, Gann said.

No new taxes were required for the cost of the project, Gann said. The district received $200,000 from the State Building Fund and $250,000 from proceeds of the sale of the old administration building and property on Cruise Street. Interest on those funds and other available capital will be used to pay for the new building.

The building contains offices for the superintendent, assistant superintendent, financial officer, special education coordinator, food service coordinator, transportation coordinator, secretaries and bookkeepers.

“We have a nice, larger board room which can accommodate sizable staff meetings,” Gann said. Public access to the board room is right off the lobby. All other staff areas are closed off from the lobby so that work will not be interrupted by persons attending meetings in the board room. “That is a real nice feature,” Gann said.

The building sits on the corner of Third Street and North Harper, adjacent to the city school bus barn. The administrative building and bus barn occupy a 2.5-acre lot adjacent to the new Corinth High School and Performing Arts Center.

The high school, which sits on a 34-acre site, was completed in 1992 at a cost of about $8 million. A new stadium was later added at a cost of about $1.2 million.

In addition to adding some furniture, hanging pictures and other interior decorating touches, the project won’t be complete until landscaping is done in the spring. That is why an open house for the public will probably be delayed until warmer weather, Gann said.

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