On Monday, Aug. 19, Corinth residents joined school officials and the Corinth Board of Education for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the district's new transportation and buildings & grounds building. The new facility is part of the second phase of the voter-approved 2016 Capital Improvement Project which also included upgrades and repairs to all three schools.
When the $12.74 million Capital Improvement Project was proposed to residents, the former Ash Street bus garage, built in 1954, had reached the end of its useful life. Its crumbling exterior, leaky roof, and antiquated interior were beyond repair.
The district's new transportation facility now includes a modern-day vehicle lift, a new portable lift, and a bus washing station as well as a meeting room and office space. Additionally, buses will be stored under cover at the rear of the building, protecting them from the elements of weather. The new building also includes a repair shop and bays for the district's building & grounds department.
At the ceremony, Board of Education President Art Lozier shared a few remarks and thanked everyone for their contributions to the project. Following the the ribbon cutting, Director of Transportation Harold Nicholson gave a tour of the new space.
Photo courtesy of P. Siano.