By SCN Staff
CENTER LINE, Mich.—Students in Center Line returned to a brand-new school building in mid-January following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the May V. Peck Elementary and Early Childhood Center (ECC).
The new Peck Elementary School features several classrooms, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a media center with a computer lab, storage space, an outdoor classroom, and more. There also are two makerspace areas, one for the lower elementary students and one for the upper elementary classes.
The school is one of many projects funded through the district’s $53.9 million bond issue that passed in November 2017. After the ribbon cutting, principal Meghan Evoy took the group on a tour of the new building, which includes a separate wing for the ECC.
“The design of the classrooms and multipurpose rooms allows for a variety of direct instruction approaches and learning activities,” said Center Line Public Schools Superintendent Joseph Hayes, in a statement.
“There is even an outdoor classroom. The technology in the building is up to date. The hallways are wide and bright. It is a very welcoming building.”
The former Peck School will become the Eve Kaltz Academy 21 and Special Programs Center. In mid-2020, Kaltz retired as superintendent. She began working in the district in 1988 as a teacher and held several positions during her career.
Partners in Architecture PLC, based in Mount Clemens, are the architects for the bond projects. McCarthy and Smith, of Farmington Hills, is the construction manager.