Now that the Partnership School is almost finished and ready to open, it’s “a huge relief” for Eddie Peasant, the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District superintendent.
Construction on the long-delayed Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District’s Partnership School has stopped due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Eddie Peasant said Friday at a special-call meeting of the board of trustees.
The long-delayed Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District’s Partnership School took a few more steps toward its anticipated August 2020 opening at Tuesday’s SOCSD Board of Trustees meeting.
Despite more than a year and a half of delays, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District plans to open its Partnership School with Mississippi State University in time for the 2020-21 school year.
More delays have pushed the completion of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District’s Partnership School with Mississippi State University beyond a fall 2019 opening date.
The Starkville Oktibbeha Board of Trustees on Tuesday accepted a bid from West Brothers Construction to build the SOCSD/MSU Partnership School, although board members are still skeptical of the final project costs.
The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees declined to accept a bid for the construction of the SOCSD/MSU Partnership School at Tuesday night’s meeting, opting to accept a final bid on the project by December’s meeting.
Recent natural disasters are making their presence felt in Starkville, as material prices for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District’s Partnership School have driven the overall project’s cost up more than $2 million.
Construction of Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District’s grades 6-7 partnership school is not expected to conclude until spring 2019 because of delays to dirt work caused by summer rains, SOCSD Superintendent Eddie Peasant confirmed.
Mississippi State University, Starkville Oktibbeha School District and statewide officials gathered to break ground Wednesday on a building that will enhance education in Oktibbeha County, the Golden Triangle area and Mississippi.