Commerce High School students will have a new building waiting on them when they return from Christmas break next school year.
At least that’s the plan.
City Schools superintendent James “Mac” McCoy told the Commerce Board of Education (BOE) that the high school will transition from the old building to the new 136,500-square-foot facility before the start of the second semester next school year.
“I really believe that we’re going to be ready to do that,” he said.
McCoy and central office officials have proposed an extended Christmas break for the 2010-2011 calendar, adding an additional week for students, to accommodate the move. McCoy presented the BOE with a draft of next year’s school calendar with that adjustment.
The calendar will sit for a month to allow for additional parent comment before the BOE votes on it.
Meanwhile, the new CHS construction is well ahead of schedule.
In fact, the building could likely be finished near the start of the 2010-2011 school year, McCoy said, but he doesn’t want to set that deadline.
“I don’t want to push anything to get it ready by August,” McCoy said. “If you start pushing things, then you make mistakes and you have a building you have problems with.”
McCoy said the new CHS construction is about 65 percent complete.
Why dont you just wait until 10th grade senior year? that way you wont have to worry about being rushed. Why not move during the summer so you can have longer to get ready and get set up for the students. It would be alot easier on the teachers, princpals and students!!