By Lee Weyhrich
CLAY – The career tech center at Clay-Chalkville High School is nearing completion, Clay Mayor Charles Webster said at this week’s council meeting. Construction should be complete by the time school begins.
“I appreciate Dr. Pouncey and the [Jefferson County] Board of Education for their investment in our community,” said Clay-Chalkville Principal Michael Lee. “I would also like to thank Mayor Webster and our city council for their commitment to education. They all worked extremely hard for the benefit of all current and future students at CCHS.”
Courses available include electrical, welding, carpentry, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), masonry, and culinary arts.
“All of the new programs that we are bringing to our campus will be a tremendous asset to our school and community,” said Lee. “I am very excited for the young men and women that will have more opportunities to develop skills that will enable them to be successful in the future.”
In other news, the Clay Public Library is seeing incredible summer numbers. The Clay City Council reorganized the library earlier this year and has already seen improvement.
More than 200 children have attended library functions this summer, with 228 officially signing up for the summer reading program.
The children who have read more than 25 books received superhero capes, and 138 children qualified for this honor.
Erik Harris contributed to this story.