MCS approves $13.75 million college and career academy contract; names new athletic director
MARIETTA - After two and a half years of planning, Marietta's school board, by a 6-0 vote on Tuesday, approved a $13.75 million contract for construction of the new college and career academy on the high school campus.
Board members also hired a new athletic director to replace longtime Marietta AD Paul Hall, who announced Monday he was stepping down from his position.
Superintendent Grant Rivera said the three-level addition to Marietta High will transform the way students are educated, and the school system has already partnered with area businesses and local colleges to offer students the skills they need to land high-paying jobs right out of high school.
The contract was awarded to Bremen-based RK Redding Construction, and will be funded, in part, with a $3.1 million grant awarded to Marietta City Schools late last year by the Technical College System of Georgia.