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New athletic field houses are coming to four Atlanta high schools

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The Atlanta Board of Education recently approved a construction contract worth more than $5.8 million to build the facilities at Maynard Jackson, Mays, Therrell and Booker T. Washington high schools, reported by AJC.

Ensuring that all Atlanta high schools have field houses has been part of the district’s spending plan since 2016. The facilities feature restrooms, an area to sell concessions and space for storage.

In 2019, APS built two field houses, including one at Douglass High School. The other serves students who attend the all-girls Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy and the all-boys The B.E.S.T. Academy.

In 2021, Carver and South Atlanta high schools got their field houses.https://12a2801d864873afcd656c19fa91292b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Student-athletes at Midtown High School use the Walden Athletic Complex, which opened in 2018, and its field house.

North Atlanta High School has a field house that dates to 2013.

The cost will be covered through a one-cent sales tax, known as an education special purpose local option sales tax, which generates money for Atlanta Public Schools’ building projects.

Construction is expected to be complete by fall, according to APS documents. The district awarded the contract to the Winter Construction Co.

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