CATEGORY: Alcorn County



CORINTH - The public will get a chance to tour the new Corinth city schools administration building during an open house Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

"We would like for everybody to come by and see the new facility," said Dr. Wayne Gann, superintendent of education. "We are proud of it. We have adequate space to function in, a larger board room, a better public area, a much better arrangement than we had before."

The building, located at the corner of Harper Road and Third Street, contains 6,400 square feet of space and a floored attic for storage. The project, including furnishings, cost about $500,000.

The district received $200,000 from the State Building Fund and $250,000 from proceeds of the sale of the old administration building and property on Cruise Street. Interests on those funds and other available capital will be used to pay for the new building. No new taxes were required as a result of the project.

The building contains offices for the superintendent, assistant superintendent, financial officer, special education coordinator, food service coordinator, transportation coordinator and secretaries and bookkeepers.

The building is next to the city school bus barn that is just north of the new Corinth High School and Performing Arts Center. The administrative building and bus barn occupy a 2.5 acre lot adjacent to the new high school.

The high school, which sits on a 34-acre site, was completed in 1992 at a cost of about $8 million. A new stadium was later added at a cost of about $1.2 million.

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