As we celebrate being able to return to the Walton campus, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on how our new beautiful building came to be.
The students and staff of Walton High School are extremely fortunate to teach and learn in our beautiful school building that was provided through Cobb County SPLOST dollars.
Did you know that the school board initially planned to replace only the gyms and the theater?
Did you know that Walton’s Foundation played an important role in our getting our gorgeous new building?
The Foundation worked closely with Principal McNeill and Walton staff members to create a proposal to demonstrate the need for a whole new school building. The goal was a school building that matched the academic excellence of the Walton students.
- organized surveys to establish the needs
- hired an architect
- created a plan to demonstrate the need for a new school, and
- presented this plan to the Cobb County School Board on April 30, 2015
The result of all of this work was that the Walton REBUILD became a part of SPLOST IV. The Foundation didn’t stop with the proposal. It also worked with groups throughout Cobb County to increase awareness of the SPLOST vote throughout our county to ensure that the vote was passed. The Walton High School Foundation prides itself on its flexibility to serve the needs of its students and community. This is another example of its dedication to its community.
The end result is that the Walton faculty, staff, and students are empowered to excel in our glorious $79.7 million dollar, 453,506 sq feet facility. Welcome back to campus!
- Spring 2015 Construction began on the new $48 million dollar 302,506 sq ft academic building
- Fall 2017 Academic building opens to students
- Summer 2018 Construction began on the new $31.7 million dollar 151,000 sq ft performing arts building
- Fall 2019 new performing arts building opens to students