|Loudon High School construction on first day back
It was back to school for a lot of students Monday, including Loudon High School. However, it wasn't a normal first day and Local 8 News Anchor Lauren Davis shows us the students were met by hammers and hard hats as the school constructs a new wing.
Loudon County is getting a brand new 6
and a half million dollar addition.
They're adding 17 new classrooms
including a new band room; a science
suite with two labs and four classrooms;
a culinary arts suite with a kitchen,
classroom and dining room; and new art
Right now things are so cramped you can see the students packed inside the current culinary classroom. Students are forced to learn in 2 portable trailers with 4 classrooms, and five teachers floating without a classroom at all. So the new additions are welcomed. Loudon High School Principal Cheri Parrish says, "We're most excited about bringing 1966 science rooms into modern day."
For now on the first day back
everyone is having to dodge the mess.
Parking wasn't a problem and neither was
traffic Monday morning.
Parrish says, "For first day of school, I can't ask for any better."
The new wing is expected to be done by March 2017.