MACOMB (WGEM) -- Students in Macomb will soon have a new middle school to call their own. The district broke ground today on the 19-million dollar building.
The last school built within the Macomb school district was in 1972 and after 29 years of overcrowding in several schools. Macomb Superintendent of schools Patrick Twoey said a new school will provide state-of-the-art education.
"Move an entire grade level out of Lincoln school into Edison. Then an entire grade level out of Edison into this new school," Twoey said. "Then of course move the seventh and eighth graders out of the high school into this new school. So it's going to open up great educational spaces for us across the district."
Jose Galvan is a 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher for the district. He said the new building shows commitment.
“To be committed to that the staff is apart of this. Student input was provided to help us make sure that this would be the best experience for them as possible. And so it really it shows the commitment that we have here in Macomb to education," Galvan said. "So again, we’re just really glad to be apart of this experience. And be able to use this time to provide a better educational experience for our students.”
Officials said the construction should be complete by Fall of 2022, with no tax-increase for Macomb residents.