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Macon Charter Academy to spend third week of classes at coliseum

Long tables were set up for each grade on the first day of school at Macon Charter Academy at Macon Coliseum.
Long tables were set up for each grade on the first day of school at Macon Charter Academy at Macon Coliseum. wmarshall@macon.com

Macon Charter Academy classes will be held at the Macon Coliseum for at least one more week.

School officials posted a notice to that effect on the school’s Facebook page, meaning a third week of classes in the arena.

“Macon Charter Academy will remain at the CentrePlex for another week. Classes and afterschool WILL begin in our new building on Monday, August 24th,” it read in part, adding that students could wear their “spirit shirts and jeans or their daily uniform” to school Friday.

“We appreciate the continued support and cooperation from our MCA family as we work to build a quality educational program for Bibb County’s ‘most important’ scholars!!”

Messages left at the school Thursday afternoon were not returned.

MCA notified parents at a July 23 meeting that it planned to begin classes in its new building on Madison Street, in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood, starting Aug. 10. The contract date to turn over the school is Aug. 17, a construction official said at the time.

Even then, the building will need an inspection and a certificate of occupancy. That certificate can’t be granted until the building is ready from a code standpoint, meaning that all its systems -- from electrical to plumbing, as well as fire alarms and sprinkler systems -- have to be in place.

Workers also will need to move in equipment, furniture and more.

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