For the last 50 years, Union Academy has virtually gone untouched in terms of repairs. The school, which went from an elementary school, to being vacant, to what is now the county's alternative school, has undoubtedly seen better days. That may soon change.
Tuesday night, Macon County Board of Commissioners (BOC) gave the go-ahead to apply for QZAB (Qualified Zone Academy Bonds) funds up to $3 million to renovate the facility.
The Union Academy renovation needs come with a $1.5 million price tag. The other portion of the QZAB funding would be used to improve the high school wing at Highlands School.