WAYNESBORO, PA. - The school board and administration lined up with shovels Tuesday for the ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for a $46 million expansion and renovation of Waynesboro Area Senior High School with the serious digging to start within days.
In two years, or less if weather cooperates, the construction of the 108,000-square-foot addition and renovation of approximately 180,000 square feet of existing space will be completed, School Board President Larry Glenn said.
"Everything is ready to go. It can happen any time," Superintendent Barry Dallara said of the project's actual start.
Principal Jon F. Bilbo said the first phase, construction of a performing arts center and fitness center, is scheduled to take about 14 months. That will include a new auditorium and gymnasium, and associated instructional rooms, he said.
Following completion of the addition, those programs and school offices will be moved in while the existing building is renovated.
Bilbo said the existing gym will be turned into two floors of classrooms for technology instruction and family and consumer sciences. The existing auditorium will be converted to house the cafeteria, plus classrooms on two floors.