Groundbreaking set for CHS Career Complex construction

After the overwhelming passage of a $25 million bond issue in September, the Clinton Public School District is preparing a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Career and Technical Education classes at Clinton High School.

The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 20 at Clinton High School, and the Clinton community is invited to attend. The groundbreaking will kick off the relocation of the CHS Career Complex from its current location on Lakeview Drive to the main campus of Clinton High School.

“The work at Clinton High School is the biggest component of the bond issue,” said Dr. Tim Martin, superintendent of schools. “It will help make CHS a leader in this model of Career and Technical Education.”

At its April meeting, the Clinton School Board voted to award the $13 million construction bid to Fountain Construction. The May 20 groundbreaking will officially kick off the construction work, which will continue over the summer and is expected to be completed in 18 months.

The bond scope also includes renovations at Clinton Junior High School, Clinton Park Elementary, Northside Elementary and Lovett Elementary. Details about these projects will be released in the coming months.

“Our school district is growing,” Martin said. “We are blessed to have a supportive community that will allow us to expand and improve our facilities with the 2018 bond issue.”

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Architect rendering of the proposed CHS Career Complex addition at the main campus of Clinton High School.

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