Franklinton breaks ground on new high school

Posted August 10, 2009

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— Construction began Monday on a new high school in Franklinton. The school would open to students in Fall 2011.

The current high school, on Main Street in Franklinton, was not designed for the number of students it accommodates, said Nathan Moreschi, a spokesman for the school district. It will be converted to a middle school.

Branch and Associates submitted a $25,445,100 bid to construct a 214,277-square-foot school at the intersection of Cedar Creek and Lane Store roads between Youngsville and Franklinton. Voters in 2008 approved a bond to pay for the construction.

The new school will be designed to serve 1,200 to 1,600 students, Moreschi said.


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  • jrfergerson Aug 14, 2009

    hereand now99 when considering a building for the new Franklinton High School that would last for centuries not decades that are tornado/hurricane proof,I look at the present school building that has lasted through many many disasters through the years. Other than being the same building I went to from grades 1-12 my mother also attended there as as child starting in the first grade. It still stands and if I had not moved from Franklinton my son would have attended that same building through his high school years. My mother would have been 80 by now and I am 60 and my son is now 42 years old. I really don't think any building they build today will be standing and in good shape as the one they presently have to be there as long as Franklinton High School has for all those years. This all comes from a proud attendee of Franklinton High School, Judy Reid Fergerson

  • hpr641 Aug 12, 2009

    Then schools would have to made of 2' thick concrete walls and w/o hvac.

    I'll give you that the cost involved in building schools (vs. similar private buildings) is just plain ridiculous ... I guess that's to be expected by today's politicians as they spend somebody else's money - they're just not held accountable enough for being good stewards of the people's money.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Aug 11, 2009

    Please, folks... consider building these type schools that pay for themselves in 20 years in saved heating/cooling/maintenance costs, last for centuries not decades, are tornado/hurricane proof...and are built much faster. It's a huge deal!