CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Montgomery Central High School, at 3955 Highway 48, held an open house Sunday to highlight the recent renovations to the facility. The public was invited to tour the new additions to the school and to see the changes that were made to the 42-year old building.
The work at Montgomery Central included a new two-story administration building, media center, a 10-classroom Freshmen Academy as well as a theatre and auxiliary gymnasium. Three “POD” connector buildings were also added along with a full-service cooking kitchen and serving area.
The project saw general renovations to the ceilings and flooring upgrades along with new paint. The gymnasium has a new floor and many of the utilities on the school campus were either replaced or upgraded.
The school serves grades 9-12 and is now a 254,475 square foot high school with 65 permanent technology classrooms. This year there are about 880 students at Montgomery Central and with the renovations and upgrades the capacity of the building is at 1,274 students.
Funding for the $20 million capital improvement project was arranged in conjunction with the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act as a “Shovel Ready Project”. That way the federal government financed the interest on the bond sale and saved the taxpayers of Montgomery County an estimated $8 million in interest payments over the life of the debt.
Christy Houston, Principal of Montgomery Central, talked about the changes to the school. “We are very excited and we have had a great start to the school year with the completed renovations. It’s much more of an expansive of a campus, it’s beautiful, and it was such a great merging of the tradition of our high school with the upgrades that were needed,” said Houston.
Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, State Senator Tim Barnes, State Representative Joe Pitts, Director of Schools, Dr. B.J. Worthington and School Board Chairman George Giles were some of the local officials on hand for the open house. Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Creek and Mark Riggins also attended.
All of the area high schools in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System will hold open houses at their school on Thursday, August 30 from 5-7 p.m. To learn more visit CMCSS.net.
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