East Coweta renovations continue
by Celia Shortt
The landscape of East Coweta High School is changing — and expanding — as the school, located on Georgia highway 154 at Sharpsburg, continues to undergo substantial renovations.
The overhaul is largely comprised of two major projects, one involving the school’s athletic field house, along with additions to faculty-designated spaces including locker rooms, training areas and offices.
This portion of the renovation project was also scheduled to include some re-paving and new parking spaces.
This phase of the improvements to the local high school is near completion, according to Coweta County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker.
At a February board of education meeting, Barker spoke on the progress of the construction.
“The project is very much closing in on its completion,” he said.
According to Barker, work on the field house is “substantially complete.” A temporary occupancy permit has been issued for it, the sewer work is almost finished, and the final grading and landscaping is complete.
The remaining improvements involve the renovation of existing classrooms along with a large campus addition estimated to encompass up to 15 classrooms. The addition to Senoia Hall, totaling more than 17,800 square feet, should be completed within the month.
More additions, such as a new cafeteria for the high school, are scheduled to be at least substantially completed over the school’s scheduled spring break, with the remainder of the project coming to a close by the summer of 2015.
All these renovations and additions are being paid for with 2012 Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.