Warner Robins Council Hopes for State Transition School | News
Warner Robins City Council members saved the best for last Monday night at their meeting. They added an extra agenda item that could bring a school, built by the state to the city.
Council voted unanimously on an ordinance to give a piece of land to the state. The land was originally slotted for a new Sports complex behind Huntington Middle School.
Council has since relocated the complex to Houston Road and now hopes Governor Nathan Deal will choose Warner Robins for a military transition school.
It would be the only one in the state, and would help those getting out of the military learn new skills for their next venture.
Councilman Mike Daley says the school would be a boost in the city's economic development.
"We happened to have a piece of property, that's build-ready, you know it's mission ready for this kind of a thing to happen. And we as a city felt that if we stepped up and supported the Governor's decision in this effort, we've got the property for you, Governor, just come to us and build the school here."
Councilman Daley says he's not sure when the Governor will make the final decision, but says the sooner the better.