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Traffic relief, new traditions coming to Cambridge High School
by Angela Spencer
May 16, 2012 12:50 PM | 1065 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Students will fill the halls of Cambridge High School on Bethany Bend Road for the first time this fall, and Principal Edward Spurka said things are falling into place to welcome students and address issues such as traffic.

“The last two weeks have been great,” he said. “As of right now I have 95 percent of my staff set.”

Spurka said he has already met with leaders at King’s Ridge Christian School, which is located across the street from the Cambridge site, concerning next year’s potential traffic problems.

“Once they get through graduation, we’ll look at a plan and set a plan in place,” he said. “There’s going to be a lot of adjustments.”

This summer, the city of Milton will be working with the Fulton County Board of Education to adjust the intersection of Bethany Bend and Cogburn Road in preparation for the traffic influx.

“We’re adding left and right turn lanes for all approaches but one,” said Milton Transportation Engineer Sara Leaders.

“The school’s doing part of it, and we’re doing part of it.”

The city is also going to replace the bridge over Cooper Sandy Creek between Bethany Bend and Webb Road during this time. Cogburn Road will be closed starting May 19 and citizens can get weekly updates on the city’s website starting May 21.

Along with road improvements and open communication with neighboring schools, Spurka said he is working to get staff and students prepared for the 2012-13 school year. He has been meeting with next year’s Cambridge seniors to talk about new traditions, prom, the first day of school and senior privileges.

“[Our first meeting] was probably one of the best things I’ve been apart of this year,” he said.

The building is on track to be opened in mid-July, and Spurka is making sure to give the senior class a chance to be the first to tour their new school.

Right now, 900 students are enrolled to go to Cambridge. The building can hold 2,000 students at full capacity. Students will be coming from Milton and Alpharetta High Schools but those zoned for Cambridge and are currently attending another school have an option to stay where they are.

“Some kids are excited,” Spurka said. “It’s a tough decision, but those numbers will continue to go up.”


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