Vicksburg Warren School District to host groundbreaking ceremony

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Vicksburg Warren School District Renovations

The Vicksburg Warren School District will celebrate the beginning of major renovations and
additions made possible by the passage of an $83 million facilities bond issued in March of this
year and by innovative financing through available federal New Market Tax Credits.

School leaders, students, elected officials, project partners and community members will be on hand to
mark the occasion.

The project will provide much needed updates to the building to support the school district’s
mission of graduating all students college, career and life prepared. The plan, designed by Dale
Bailey Architects of Jackson, MS, features a new secure glass forum at the main entrance and
aligns with the school district’s transformation of its high schools into college and career
academies.

Additions and improvements add 21st century learning spaces will include new lab space, a
mock courtroom, an entrepreneur lab, an aquaponics lab, student leadership lounge, media
center and a student run store and credit union. Student and staff safety were also considered
in the renovations and secure entries and improved communication systems are planned for the
building.

Vicksburg High School renovations and additions are the first major project made possible by
the facilities improvement bond. A similar upgrade will begin at Warren Central High School in
2019 and the District will build a new seventh and eighth grade Academy of Innovation middle
school slated to be completed by the end of 2020. All schools in the district will receive important
improvements as needed. The project also includes major upgrades to athletic facilities at
Warren Central High School and Vicksburg High School.

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