Ribbon cutting ceremony held at Greene County Tech

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Paragould on Friday to celebrate the completion of the new Greene County Tech High School.

Representatives like Mayor Mike Gaskill, Senator Thompson and Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel were on hand to be a part of the momentous occasion.

Greene County Tech Superintendent, Jerry Noble, says people have been very anxious to see this new facility.

"Everyone has been very excited about this, " Noble said. "I don't think people who haven't been in the building realized just exactly what all was in here."

Arkansas Attorney General, Dustin McDaniel, says the new school is a credit to Arkansas education.

"I have spent my time in the public life working to improve the quality of public education for kids all over the state of Arkansas, " McDaniel commented. "Part of the effort to get us out of the school funding litigation was that we would modernize our facilities. This magnificent school is an example of how to do that. Do it properly, a partnership between the state and the local tax payers, an investment for the future. This is keeping the promise that we made to the children of our state and to our courts to make sure that our public education system from the books to the teachers to the facility to the curriculum is second to none."

Mayor of Paragould, Mike Gaskill, says he's very proud of the citizens of Greene County for having the vision to help make this school a reality.

"When you look at a facility like this and see that the people are willing to dig into their own pockets to enhance the educational opportunities for their children and for all of our children because education is so important."

Noble says everyone can't wait to get into the new building and get to work.

"The atmosphere is going to be comfortable and pleasant, " Noble remarked. "All the students can now stay inside and won't be going out in the bad weather to get to their classes. It's going to be quiet, with plenty of space, not to mention the technology."

Approximately seven hundred and fifty students will soon be roaming the halls of the new Greene County Tech facility.

For more information about Greene County Tech, you can log onto this website.

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