PULASKI — After greater than a 12 months of development, the brand new Pulaski County Center Faculty remains to be on monitor to open for the 2020-21 college 12 months.
The roughly 160,000 square-foot constructing is almost 70% full, Superintendent Kevin Siers mentioned.
He mentioned practically 950 college students will occupy the varsity constructed to carry 1,000 subsequent 12 months.
Among the many options of the varsity shall be lecture rooms that make the most of pure gentle when doable, Siers mentioned. One other is a drama heart, which is able to host a program distinctive to center college college students within the New River Valley.
“They’ve room to construct their units and wheel them proper into the auditorium subsequent door,” he mentioned throughout a tour of the constructing Thursday morning.
Different options of the constructing embrace: greater than 50 lecture rooms, two gyms, softball and baseball fields, two multipurpose fields and a health heart.
The county’s present center faculties, Pulaski and Dublin, are greater than 70 years previous and have remained largely the identical since being constructed.
Almost two-thirds of voters authorized a 2017 referendum to fund the $47 million undertaking.