Officials cut ribbon on Ragsdale autism wing

Oct. 17, 2013 @ 05:15 PM

The Christine Joyner Greene Education Center had its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.
The center serves students ages 14-22 with autism, along with other special-needs students who formerly attended McIver Education Center.
The 18-classroom building was specifically built for the needs of the students it will serve, said Julius Monk, Guilford County Schools’ director of construction. The building uses less florescent lighting and more natural light, the hallways and doorways are wider, and there are bathrooms connected to classrooms instead of off the hallways.
The center is named for High Point resident Chris Greene, who was an educator for many years in Jamestown, serving as both a counselor and teacher at Ragsdale for nearly 30 years.
The $14 million, 57,000-square-foot building was part of a $32 million Ragsdale High School expansion, part of the 2008 Guilford County Schools construction bond.

—Jordan Howse