Massac Unit One school board members have been talking about the future of the school district for quite some time now. Word came last year the state’s Capital Development Board (CDB) may launch new school construction grants, and Unit One began taking the needed steps in order to apply for a school construction grant.

Twenty years ago the district had a total of ten buildings to maintain. The district was able to use CDB funds to build the current Brookport and Metropolis Elementary Schools and Massac Junior High School. The district eliminated Clark and Central schools, the old Metropolis Junior High School and eventually was able to make a deal with Southern Seven Health Department, to take ownership of the former Metropolis Middle School, where Southern Seven Head Start is now located.

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