The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Coosa High School was held on Wednesday, May 14 at 10:30 p.m. in front of the current Coosa High facility. Students, parents, faculty, alumni, and the community gathered to turn the first shovels of dirt for the new $32 million facility on the Alabama Highway.
The groundbreaking ceremony featured administrators, board members, and community leaders who were instrumental in the SPLOST campaign approved by the voters last November to build the new facility. Tony McIntosh, co-chair of the Citizens for Better Schools committee, and Danny Wade, Coosa area parent representative on the committee, addressed the crowd gathered to celebrate the beginning of construction at the school site.
The Coosa High band performed during the ceremony. Representatives from the elementary feeder schools helped to turn the first shovels of dirt to begin the Coosa High project.
The project will be constructed in phases with the academic building being the first section scheduled for completion in late 2015. The plan is to move students into the main building when they return from Christmas break in January 2016. The old building will then be torn down so the rest of the high school complex can be completed.