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High school renovation work won't delay first day of school

By Stevie Lowery

Renovation work at Marion County High School won't be entirely finished by Wednesday, Aug. 8, the first day of school, but school will start as planned, according to Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton.

"All classrooms will be ready," he said. "The hallways may be with temporary lighting in places the first few days of school. Restrooms will be completed."

According to Hamilton, the renovation work is on schedule, but there has been a slight delay because of a change in light fixtures that are required in a few areas of the high school, which had to be delivered. The window replacements were always scheduled to happen after the start of the school year, Hamilton said, and will be done in the evenings when students are gone.

Hamilton said he's pleased with the renovations and improvements that have been made at the high school.

"The classroom lighting is a marked improvement with the reduction of shadows and increased energy efficiency," he said. "The restrooms are unrecognizable from the original plans 42 years ago. We are so excited to be able to provide these efficiencies and conveniences to our students and community."