The Kings County Grand Jury visited Corcoran High School and came away impressed. The visit was made by the 2015-16 grand jury and its findings reported in the recent final grand jury report.
The visit began as an opportunity to see the Technology Learning Center, but expanded to include the entire campus. The grand jury was pleased not only with the campus facilities, but with the staff and students the group met while in Corcoran. In fact, its first finding noted the “great deal of loyalty” seen at Corcoran High School by both students and staff.
The grand jury commented on the school district’s overall master plan for facilities and how improvements are being made at the site. Specifically, the grand jury saluted work completed on the CHS auditorium, making the auditorium a focus of pride. With renewed emphasis on the school’s music and drama programs, the grand jury said the auditorium now provides a great venue for performances.
After touring the TLC, the grand jury stated Corcoran High School appears to be on the cutting edge with the availability of a computer for every student. Three staff members make up the technology team and provide help and repair service to students as needed.
The TLC has certainly lived up to its name. The grand jury toured the entire 22,000-square-foot facility and was able to view the eight multi-use classroom projectors, high definition LCD panels, document cameras, video conferencing systems, Apple MacBook carts with an average of 30 laptops each, a Mac lab with 32 Apple MacPro work stations and a full wireless network with 16 access points.
The grand jury also got to see the food services headquarters and kitchen housed in the TLC building.
It was reported that CHS has started a very active after school program—or eighth period—in which a variety of classes are offered, ranging from college courses to special interest work.
The grand jury offered no recommendations for improvement, instead thanking the high school staff for the tour and information.