Buildings’ Progress Discussed at School Board Meeting

by Brittany Shannon on September 21, 2010 at 8:19 am

Remaining work at Zanesville City Schools is wrapping up.

At the district’s school board meeting, the progress of the new school buildings was discussed. While all three sites have some exterior work to be done, project architect, Brian Addis, says the two elementary schools and high school should be looking complete right around October 7.

"Once the construction’s been completed, we go through and identify basically finishing touches that need to be completed," says Addis.

A main issue at the high school currently is parking, but not to worry, the front lot should be finished around October 7 as well. So far, faculty, administration and students alike are very pleased.

"We’ve heard nothing but good reports from kids. From the high school right on down to the kindergartners. When I visit the schools they’re all very pleased with their schools, the teachers are happy," says Terry Martin, Superintendent of Zanesville City Schools.

Guest speaker at the board meeting was Dr. Paul Brown, President of Zane State, who spoke about proposed plans to expand the college by adding an advanced science and technology center. The addition would be placed across from the existing college on the site of the old county home. Dr. Brown said that it would be beneficial for local students. The College ranks ninth in the nation among two-year colleges.