SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - An information session was held Wednesday night at Beach High School to give the community an update on the auditorium that is set to be built.
Construction is now in the design development stage. The meeting was a follow-up to the June meeting when school supporters shared what features they thought the facility should include. Project representatives gave a response to those requests as well as a timeline for construction.
Residents offered a lot of feedback. Some of them are concerned.
“The auditorium was not originally built with the school which is somewhat unusual. I think that some schools did not have to experience that. Now that the opportunity is here, I think that we need to get all that we have asked for," said retired Beach High educator and alumnus, Ronald Booker.
“Beach High School is sitting right in the helm of our city, on the west side, and as a result of that, Beach High School, not only during school but during the summer, can open up the doors to our children and to our parents as well. So that is very, very, very critical," said Beach High educator and alumna, Margo Scott.
The new auditorium is being funded by the Savannah Chatham School District’s ESPLOST 3.
This auditorium was supposed to be paid for when the first ESPLOST was approved.