MANILA, AR (KAIT) - The governor visited Manila High School for the groundbreaking of the new school.
The city passed a millage in 2015 to fund the building of a new high school.
The school held the groundbreaking inside the gym due to the weather Friday.
Governor Asa Hutchinson spoke to the school about the importance of rural education and improving facilities.
"It reflects the commitment of the state that we need to have a strong education program and that includes adequate facilities," Governor Hutchinson said.
He also commended the community for passing a millage to make the construction possible.
The school board president, Jeremy Jackson, said everyone is excited about the new high school.
"Parts of our present high school are 66 years old and this has been a long time coming. The community, students and all involved are excited about the opportunity to get the students and education in a state of the art facility with some of the modern technology," Jackson said.
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