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South Hagerstown High to open on time

August 17, 1999|By BRUCE HAMILTON

Renovations at South Hagerstown High School are moving along and the school will open on time, according to Director of Facilities Management Dennis McGee.

"We are fully ahead of schedule," he told the Washington County Board of Education Tuesday. Classrooms will be available for all teachers and students, he said.

The 43-year-old school's renovation began in October 1998 but a large portion of the $15-million project was completed this summer.

The first phase is expected to be complete in May 2000 but classrooms, bathrooms and other vital areas of the building will be ready by Aug. 30, said McGee. The counseling center is expected to open Sept. 1, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Building B is expected to open a month ahead of schedule on Sept. 15.

Eight additional classrooms will be ready in mid-September and the media center will open on time, McGee said.

"I'm very pleased with the progress we've made," he said. "We'll be ready for the first day of school."

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Paul Bailey, vice president of the School Board, said progress should not be measured from day to day.

"You don't look at a project like this on a daily basis," he said. "You look at it from week to week or month to month."

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