officials Friday opened the system's newest facility, a relocated , following a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The on GA 20 Spur in Cartersville, with a price tag of more than $13 million, has about 108,000 square feet and includes: classrooms to accommodate 800-plus students, a gym, a complete kitchen with a cafeteria and stage, a large library with a media center, a computer lab, an art studio and a health office. A playground and covered pavilion are on the campus grounds.
“RA-LIN Project Manager, Brian Fritts, and Superintendent Joe Hester, did an outstanding job managing this project from start to finish," said Pankaj Daiya, the school system's director of Construction and Maintenance. "Their diligence and hard work have delivered a beautiful, new school to Bartow County, of which we can be very proud for years to come.
"The block work in this building is of excellent quality and the craftsmanship is apparent as you walk through the halls.”
About 40 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, including school board Chairman Davis Nelson, Superintendent John Harper and board members Wanda Cagle Gray, John Howard, Anna Sullivan and Angie Cornett.
President and CEO Joe Frank Harris Jr. and representatives of Southern A&E, the architectural firm on the project, and RA-LIN and Associates, the building contractor, also attended.