WAYNESBORO, PA. - Contractors for $40 million in renovations and additions to Waynesboro Area Senior High School are set to be selected in October in part due to the school board's willingness Tuesday to proceed with bidding the project.
The board's architect, EI Associates of Harrisburg, Pa., is submitting land-development plans to the county and borough, said Joshua Bower, who represents the firm. The project includes construction of a new auditorium and gymnasium and converting the existing auditorium into a cafeteria. It also creates a ninth-grade academy block of classrooms, extends Third Street and establishes a separate entrance for after-hours events.
"What's remarkable about these plans is that we can separate the evening activities from the classrooms," Bower said. That feature addressed security concerns about people accessing the entire building, he said.
The plans also have two options to add classrooms if funding permits. The first would install a floor on the upper level of the existing gym to provide for eight classrooms and the second would add three classrooms above the existing stage, according to Bower.