Activity Center Planned For Carrollton CIty Schools

Carrollton Ga -- After more than a year of research and months of study to determine the viability of the project, Carrollton City School officials on Thursday said the district is ready to move forward with plans to construct an activity center to support a growing enrollment and the community expectation to provide exceptional facilities for academics and beyond.

Carrollton City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Mark Albertus, at the Carrollton Board of Education work session, outlined the preliminary scope of the project. It will expand on plans for an auxiliary gym that voters approved in the last special purpose local option sales tax renewal.

Albertus said funding for the combined project will include a mix of public dollars already approved for the gym and private donations. Donors who have already endorsed the plan have committed about $1.1 million of the $2 million projected for completion. 

Albertus said that while the new multi-activity center is primarily designed to serve the Carrollton City Schools student body, it will also be open for community use, especially by the city recreation department. It already uses the campus for football, track and other events. He also noted another facility upgrade, the campus tennis complex, is nearing completion.