Franklin — Construction for Franklin High School is right on schedule as contractors from CG Schmidt prepare the building for the first day of school.
The high school, located at 8222 S. 51st Street, has been under construction since the summer of 2013 for a new academic addition and a performing arts auditorium.
Students will be able to enjoy new classrooms and a 850-seat auditorium starting the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
"We are moving into the new additions for this school year as planned," said Steve Patz, district superintendent. "It is gratifying to see this project's first phase take shape and we look forward to welcoming our students and staff to the new spaces. We thank our community for all of their support throughout this process."
Construction inside the building's academic addition will continue into the 2014-15 school year, as will landscaping outside. The next phase of the district's project will be to complete the high school's main entrance and center atrium in September. Other remodeling phases include a new art department and studio.
The entire remodeling project is expected to be completed in early 2015.
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