The Metropolitan Area Planning Council or MAPC did a health impact study to determine how the new South High School would affect the health of students and the general population. They presented their findings yesterday at meeting of town officials and health providers at South High School.
Barry Keppard, is Public Health Manager with MAPC. His group examined the design and site plan of the new school as they affect health:
“We’re looking at the physical design, but also what social interactions can also occur as a result of the new design, so in some degrees it is kind of air quality related to the building itself, but sometimes it’s actually, for example how vocational and traditional are mixed in the building, which will be much different under the new building than it is now.”
Different and more healthy, according to Patricia` Fry, Principal at South High School:
“The new Plymouth South High School will be a 150 percent better health-wise than the current Plymouth South High School. Trust me, I spend every day here.”