Sunday, June 6, 2010

Prescott Central To Be Temporary K-8 School

Putnam County school officials say a delay in the completion of two new schools in south Cookeville this fall may mean that all of the students who end up at that school will actually start the year somewhere else. The construction company building the new Prescott South elementary and middle schools told the school board this month that final work won't be completed until mid to late September. And school officials say city codes prevent them from moving into the new buildings on a piecemeal basis, so the working plan right now is to have the Kindergarten through 8th grade students begin their year at the current Prescott Central Middle School on 10th Street. The administrators and teachers assigned to Prescott South would also start the year there, and would move -- as one -- into the new school when it becomes ready for occupancy.