For many in the Town of Gaylesville it has been a long time coming and now it has finally arrived as the Cherokee County Board of Education has broke ground for a brand new state of the art gymnasium at Gaylesville High School.
During a ceremony recently held at the site on the campus of Gaylesville High School, Principal Scott Hayes let known several reasons why the school is in desperate need of the new facility –
Hayes said that within the gym there will be an official meeting room and hospitality room.
Superintendent of Education Mitchell Guice commented by thanking the Cherokee County Commission for their monetary assistance several years ago to be able to put the plans together so that the board could build a gym for the school.
Superintendent said that the current gym on the campus is not even adequate for the students to have physical education classes because there are no locker rooms or restrooms in the facility and that students have to go to the main building to get dressed and then back to the gym.
Guice said that the board did look at the possibility of remodeling the current gym in lieu of building a new one and that the cost to remodel would cost almost as much it would to build a new one.
It is anticipated that the facility will be completed in approximately ten months. One student walking to the site of the new facility remarked “This is the greatest thing that has happened to Gaylesville School in forever”.
Among the dignitaries in attendance during the ceremony were members of the Cherokee County Board of Education, Cherokee County Commissioners, Probate Judge Kirk Day, State Representative Richard Lindsey in addition to several members of the Gaylesville School faculty, staff and students.