Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

C-PP Facilities Project Underway

Written By: Joe Melillo

The next generation of corning painted post high schoolers helped break ground on the new facilities project.

C-PP Breaks Ground
 

June 22, 2012

Corning (WENY) - The next generation of corning painted post high schoolers helped break ground on the new facilities project. The project has been more than 10 years in the making, and is now officially underway. Today the Corning Painted post facilities project will bring both corning east and corning west high schools together for the 2014 - 2015 school year. In a few years the east-west rivalry in Corning will be a thing of the past, but what the district gains outweighs the rivalry lost.

“Some of the things aren't as nice as they should be, like the locker rooms are gross and the lockers don't work, so it's going to be nice to be in a place where its a good environment to learn.”

Sydney Rutkoski will be a sophomore next fall at Corning West high school. Her class will also be the first grade to graduate from the new, combined, Corning-Painted Post district high school.

“Everybody is looking forward to go to a new school and have better experiences and learn in a new way.”

Sydney joined district leaders this afternoon, breaking ground on the nearly 100 million dollar project. The project is building a new high school, and consolidating both current high schools under one roof. Corning Mayor Richard Negri says the consolidation is something the entire city can learn from.

“As a government I think it would be a good ideas if we start thinking regionally as well because the culture is different when you think regionally versus locally.”

C-PP Superintendent Mike Ginalski says it will bring the district together.

“I think communities generally rally around their schools and I think that's what we're going to see here its going to bring everyone together finally.”

Both district middle schools will also combine. Corning West High School will be renovated into the district's only middle school.