Cherokee County schools award $1.9M contract for agri-science lab

A $1.9 million proposal by CBI General Contractors to construct an agri-science laboratory at Creekview High School in Canton has been approved by the Cherokee County School Board.

The project will house the school’s growing agricultural Career Pathways program. Project funding, largely Ed SPLOST dollars, will be supplemented with a $150,000 state grant facilitated by state Rep. Mandi Ballinger (R-Canton) and state entitlement funds, the district said.

Construction begins in January and will take one year to complete, according to the district's Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) website.

“For this school year, Creekview added two new agriculture Career Pathways: Agricultural Mechanics/Electrical Systems and Veterinary Science to its current pathway of Equine Science,” CTAE said. “The program growth was made possible thanks to donations from partners including Inglett and Stubbs Electrical Construction Co. in Atlanta, which has contributed materials and staff time and expertise.”