School construction project continues into start of school year

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Some parents are concerned after seeing their child’s school under construction ahead of the new year.

Channel 2 Miller Grove Middle School will be under construction when students arrive.

The project has been going on since last year and will continue this year.

Even though it will be in full swing when school starts Monday, the superintendent said teachers and students won't be learning in the work areas.

A parent sent photos to Channel 2 Action News of what the school looked like Thursday afternoon.

She said the air conditioning wasn't working properly and contractors were working to fix it.

Parent Ty Hatch has two sons who attend the school and said she is wondering how it will be ready for the start of the year Monday.

“They had all summer to get this done, and to try to cram it into the last few days is just ridiculous,” Hatch said.

We called school officials to ask about the air conditioner and construction.

Superintendent R. Stephen Green stated:

"Miller Grove Middle School will be ready for classes Monday. Parents at the school were able to participate in an open house event on Wednesday, Aug. 2. No complaints about the readiness of the campus have been received by the principal."

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