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School board members tour Partnership School

Board members of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District toured the Partnership School on Friday.

Posted: Jul 26, 2019 8:38 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2019 9:42 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Board members of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District toured the Partnership School on Friday.

Assistant secretary board member Jamilah Taylor and Superintendent Eddie Peasant said the purpose of the tour was to see the progress of construction.

Taylor said construction workers are close to completion as they work on the infrastructure, prepare to put windows in and will eventually begin the outside cosmetics.

The Partnership School is a collaboration between the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and Mississippi State University.

Peasant said the school will have over 50 classrooms, pod learning centers, a band wing, an art room, a gym and safe rooms on each floor.

Taylor said Mississippi State University student educators have the opportunity to get hands-on experience at the school by observing student engagement in the pod learning centers.

Peasant said the school is funded through a $16 million bond issue that also supports other institutions in the district. The school also has funds from the state and the university.

He said he expects the school to open in August 2020.

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