OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- Students attending Oxford High School will experience something new in January 2014. That's when they will attend school on a brand new campus.
"Our plan is to move over the Christmas break next year," said Brian Harvey, the superintendent of the Oxford School District. "During that time, we'll be performing renovations at our current high school, which will become our new middle school."
But not everything is moving to the new school's location. Several sports — football, baseball, softball, track and field — will remain at the current high school.
That, however, could change.
"Hopefully within the next ten years, we can start to look at a new stadium and new athletic facilities on this campus," added Harvey. "We also want to look at a performing arts building, which will help us get our drama performances back on the campus of the high school."
Besides the construction of a brand new high school, the main office at Oxford Elementary School will be relocated.
"We have some reconfiguration of space under roof at Oxford Elementary," added Harvey. "This is something that has long needed to be done."
Relocating the office to the front entrance of the school is expected to enhance security.
"Having an accessible office at the front of the campus is really a dire necessity," said Harvey. "So we're excited about those changes. It will also open up additional classroom space, which is very much needed."
Work on the front office is expected to be completed sometime in the summer.
The renovations at Oxford Elementary are being paid for by the Oxford School District.
Work at the new high school is being covered by a $30 million bond issue as well as district reserves and building funds.