Bridgeport school officials told 7News the project to build a new exercise science classroom is moving full speed ahead.
The board of education just approved the hiring of Holly Tester to teach the courses as of Wednesday morning. The board also approved spending to buy various pieces of exercise equipment for the program.
Bridgeport Schools Superintendent, Zac Shutler, said the courses will be career certified and that will allow them to receive funding from the state to keep the facilities up-to-date in the future.
The project has been made possible thanks to an endowment left to the school by Raymond C. Stewart, a 1954 graduate of Bridgeport High School.
School officials said the courses will give students a leading edge over their competition when entering into the field of exercise sciences.