School system buys 174 acres

Thu, 03/08/2007 - 4:32pm
By: John Thompson

The Coweta County School System is moving forward with its plans for a rapidly-growing district.

School spokesperson Dean Jackson said this week that the system has purchased 174 acres near New Corinth Road and Bohannon Road for future school sites.
The $1.74 million purchase is funded by the extended Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax that starts in July.

“We know that we’re going to have to build an additional three elementary schools and a middle school. We don’t know what specifically will go on this site, but the board jumped at the prospect because it was such a good deal,” Jackson added.

The system is still looking for land in the eastern and northeastern parts of the county, he said, because that’s where most of the current growth is occurring.

But with the Kia plant underway near LaGrange, the area around Grantville is getting more notice and may eventually be the next hot spot for growth in the county.

The system bought the land from Temple Inland, which is one of the nation’s largest timber companies.

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