SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi — DeSoto County Schools is changing directions on its approach for adding classroom space at Southaven High School, opting to build an addition rather than using the existing vocational-technical center.
The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/18dSsPk ) school board members Monday unanimously approved hiring Allen & Hoshall as the architect for a ninth-grade building addition on the campus, one of the more crowded in the 40-plus school district.
Originally, the district had planned on converting the existing vo-tech center into classroom space after a new vo-tech center to serve the western side of the county is built in Horn Lake. However, cost estimates for renovating the space came in considerably higher than anticipated, causing district officials to opt for a new addition instead.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com