TIFFIN — It began with a proposal. A bond issue was debated to finance it. Weather added delays in the construction schedule. Now, as the 2008-2009 school year comes to an end, the new Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School is entering the final phase of construction and preparation so as to be ready for the start of school in the fall.
Thanks to the cooperation of District Superintendent Dr. Paula Vincent and High School Principal Tom McDonald, The Leader was granted an opportunity to tour the new facility and bring a sneak peek to our readers. The CCA community got a partial look May 24 as graduation was held in the gym, fulfilling a promise by McComas-Lacina Construction made back in December when roughly ninety construction days had been lost.
Teachers have already begun moving into the completed classrooms, and the contractors are scheduled to leave the building by June 5. A small cadre of electricians, plumbers, painters, etc. will be on hand however, to address any issues which arise. McDonald said faculty and staff are scheduled to move in June 4 and 5, with the administration cooking breakfast on June 5. McDonald added students in eighth grade and above who wish to help with the move are welcome to do so.