The Cherokee County Board of Education and Spring Garden School hosted Open House at the new state-of-the-art Family Consumer Science & Agri-Science Building on Monday.
That new facility replaces an outdated 70 plus year old building, which was coming close to experiencing structure failure.
On the Family Consumer Science side, there are six state-of-the-art kitchens – including a handicapped accessible unit.
The layout is designed to allow the teacher to monitor the projects on-going in each kitchen unit. Sewing machines are mounted on a “swing-up station”, so they’re accessible when the students are using them and are neatly stored below the cabinet out of the way when not in use.
On the Agri-Science side, the shop area is possibly the largest working High School Shop in the entire state. It boasts state-of-the-art welding booths complete with ventilation systems and many other amenities.
County Career & Tech Center Director Brett Keasler shared his thoughts on the new facility:
Dr. Cynthia McCarty, State Board of Education Member was also on hand for the event.
She had these thoughts about the new addition to the school system.
Mandy Pope, Family & Consumer Science Teacher; Dr. Cynthia McCarty, State Board of Education; Cherokee County Superintendent Mitchell Guice