What a new Carver High will mean to faculty and students

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In just a few months, the current Carver High School will be a thing of the past and the new school will mean the world to those inside it.

Carver math teacher, Rebecca Claiborne told News Leader Nine, "You can patch up pants all the time but sometimes the best thing to do is to go out and buy a new pair. That's what we're doing now, getting new pants for Carver High School."

The school, which is more than sixty years old, is part of the SPLOST projects around the county.

"The facility will be brand new, the technology will be brand new and up to date and it will take us above and beyond where we are now," said Principal Chris Lindsey.

Lindsey says everyone at Carver is proud of what the school stands for, "The biggest thing we have going for us is we have a family oriented atmosphere. We don't just teach kids about math, science, social studies or English, we teach them about life."

But they want their facility to match their inside.

"Not only should our students have the education they should have, but they should be in an environment that is conducive to learning," Claiborne said.

Although they will not get to attend class in the new school, students say the change of atmosphere will be a positive for future kids. Carver High School junior, Chanel Anderson said, "I think it will mean the world to them to see a brand new building. It really touches me."

"I'm happy they're building the new Carver in the same place. I wish I could be here to take advantage of the new school, but I'm happy to be the last graduating class of the old school," added senior Shantrecia Jordan.

The Muscogee County School Board is still in the process of assigning an architect to the Carver rebuilding project. After that decision is made, within the next two weeks, then construction can kick off.

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