New Cathedral middle school gets approvalPublished 12:02am Thursday, December 13, 2012
NATCHEZ — The Natchez Preservation Commission approved Wednesday a site plan for construction of a new middle school facility at Cathedral School.
The approximately 12,000-square-foot middle school facility is part of an approximately $5 million update for the Cathedral campus.
The facility is among the most urgent improvements that also include:
4Renovating and expanding existing science classrooms and labs.
4Repurposing junior high classrooms and bathrooms for high school use.
4Renovating the cafeteria and expanding the kitchen.
4Constructing a new field house with concessions and bathrooms that will serve the physical education, football, softball and soccer programs.
The commission will approve colors for the facility at a later date.
The school is currently in the fundraising stage of the project, and no exact timeline for groundbreaking, construction or opening has been publicly outlined.