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McConnellsburg High renovations nearly done

August 08, 2002|by EDWARD MARSHALL

edwardm@herald-mail.com

The Central Fulton School District is scheduled to complete its expansion and renovation project at McConnellsburg High School later this year.

"The renovations should be completed by November," said Superintendent Julia Cigola.

It is the first major renovation made to the high school since 1976.

The project entered the planning stages more than two years ago and construction began in February 2001.

Renovations to the high school included adding more space to the cafeteria, a new math and science building, a refurbished auditorium, a new library and a guidance counselor suite.

In addition to renovations made to the high school, a new middle school was constructed as part of the project.

The new middle school will be able to accommodate all of Central Fulton's sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. It will open this year in classrooms that previously were part of the high school and in new classrooms built adjacent to the high school.

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The total cost of the renovations has been close to $11 million. The district's construction budget allotted $1.5 million to go toward the renovations, with the other $9 million coming from tax dollars and money raised by the Board of Education.

The district also plans to introduce a bullying prevention program at the school.

"It will be a series of steps and criteria that will help the staff and students identify children who may be bullying and how to handle those situations," said Cigola.

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