Big changes are ahead at the high school.
School system officials heard an overview of plans for the high school’s addition and renovation project from the architectural firm RLR at the June board of education meeting Tuesday night.
The additions will include a new three-story core structure that will be built where the faculty parking area is currently located in front of the current school.
The new front entrance of the school, when completed, will face the football field and be connected to the current school building through the gymnasium. A new drive will be constructed “up and around” the new addition while construction is going on.
RLR officials said a first floor “basement” will be located on the same level as the gym and will contain the new cafeteria and kitchen area with a large commons area. The band and choral suite will also be located on the first floor, along with business education labs and an ROTC suite. The cafeteria will provide an entrance for students and this area can also be “closed off” in order to host sporting and other events.
The second floor, or main level, will look out over the football field and will house the media center, administrative offices, regular classrooms, two science labs and a life skills suite. The third level will house more classrooms, two more science labs and two art suites, including one standard suite with a kiln and another for graphic art. Two sets of bathrooms will be located on each floor.
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