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Coffee County schools projects

Published: Oct. 19, 2020 at 6:44 PM CDT
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COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) -- Construction is taking place at multiple schools in the Coffee County School system.

These changes will impact not only students, but communities.

“It’s something to be proud of,” Coffee County Superintendent Kevin Killingsworth continued. “Each community, each town, each school, the kids, the coaches, the teachers and everybody something they can be proud of. Definitely something for everyone to be excited about and be able to enjoy those new facilities.”

New Brockton Elementary school has seen a steady growth of students causing overcrowded classrooms, but with an expansion of the school it will no longer be an issue.

“These new classrooms are vital for us,” New Brockton Elementary School Principal Holli Richardson explained. “It’s going to be great for us to actually get in the new building, be able to use those new classrooms and it’s also going to be a storm shelter so we are excited about that too for our students.”

The elementary school is not the only project within the New Brockton city limits. The football stadium received a face lift with a new entrance, concession stands, bathrooms and stadium seating.

“The guys miss playing here and so it would be cool for them to get to at least play one game here if that happens,” New Brockton head football coach Zack Holmes said.

Meanwhile in Jack, Zion Chapel’s basketball teams will be balling on a new court in the future.

“This gives them something they can be proud of,” Zion Chapel Principal Matt Barton added. “Obviously, there’s a lot tradition here with the previous gym and a lot of teams and a lot of alumni have played there but just having a new state of the art facility is something that we’re very excited about.”

There are no set timetables for these projects to be completed, but the New Brockton football team hopes their final home game can be played in the new stadium.

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