This weekend the first graduating class of the new Zanesville High School will receive their diplomas.
It's one of the proud moments that Zanesville City School Administrators. This year has been one of ups and downs for the district, which has dealt with the death of school official Darrell Lear, the laying off of staff and the opening of three new buildings. But, even in the summer the district's work is never done.
"There's always a monumental amount of work to do in schools so we'll continue to focus on providing the best possible education and facility for our faculty, for our students and our community as possible," said ZCS Superintendent Terry Martin.
This summer the parking lot at Zanesville High School will be put in and a new playground equipment will go in at two of the elementary schools.
"When we actually saw what we were getting originally it just wasn't enough to accommodate the kids that would be on the playground at a time and there is no sense in having 200 kids out there when there is equipment for 50," said Martin.
Martin also said that 7th and 8th grade classes have already begun moving into Roosevelt Middle School and the Community High School will be moved into Grover Cleveland. That move should be complete by the end of June or beginning of July.