As the school year is coming down the homestretch with graduation on the horizon, one area principal is hoping that a new school building will be built before the start of the next school year. Cathy Robertson, Principal at St. Mary’s School in Taylorville, told Regional Radio News it’s possible that ground will be broken by the end of May, and if everything goes smoothly, the new facility may be up in August.
It is estimated the overall cost of the project is around $1.5 million. Robertson said the new facility will be added onto the annex that they currently have.
The benefits are that the building will be easily accessible and all faculty and students will be under one roof. Robertson noted once completed the school will be facing Washington Street, yet further away from the road.
Robertson further stated they look at the project as a blessing and they see it as the “next 100 years” for St. Mary’s.