By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia
Franklin County High School students will be starting the new academic year in a new, state-of-the-art core building.
The new core building includes new science labs and larger classrooms overall.
Each new classroom is 750 square feet to enable a more diverse teaching and learning environment.
Principal Brad Roberts said teachers are excited about this new learning environment.
“Teachers are very excited,” said Franklin County High School Principal Brad Roberts. “Even those teachers who are not in the new building are happy. They’re getting new, upgraded technology and painting and so forth. So, everyone is very excited about the new school year.”
Roberts said when students show up for class Wednesday, under and upper classmen will find each other on a level playing field.
“The incoming freshman for one time will be on the same page as the upper classmen because no one really knows where the classrooms are,” Roberts said. “It will take a little time for everyone to understand the new floor plan and get to know where their classes are and to get a good a map of the school.”
Total cost of the new high school new core building was $3 million and was paid for using e-SPLOST funds.