April 19, 2017 07:09 PM
Last April, voters in Superior helped push forward a $92 million referendum - of which more than 56 million would go towards renovations, and a new academic building at Superior High School.
Wednesday, the district broke ground to mark the launch of this project, that's been almost seven years in the making.
"It's so exciting to see it happening and to know that my senior year, I'll get a brand new school and I'll be the first year to graduate out of there," said Noah Lear, Freshman at the high school.
"Certainly, the things in terms of technology, the needs for students to be productive and be able to compete with a world work force really demand the school keeps up," said Kent Bergum, Principal at Superior High School.
Renovations at the school include a new three-story academic building to replace the existing circular structure that will be demolished.
"Right off of that will be a brand new media center that will have a lot of rooms and areas for different needs. It will have a lot of flexibility. It's going to have a great commons area with a new serving area for lunch," said Bergum.
Superior School Board Vice-President, Christina Kintop says when looking at the needed changes safety was a top priority.
"There were some chemistry experiments that we weren't even allowed to do because they weren't safe with the structures we had," said Kintop."By having natural sunlight, constant heat - all those things are shown to improve test scores and student learning."
In the end, Kintop says it's about creating the best learning environment for students.
The new academic wing is expected to be completed in Fall of 2018. The entire project is expected to be finished in Fall of 2019.
Updated: April 19, 2017 07:09 PM
Created: April 19, 2017 04:13 PM
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