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Land O'Lakes High School renovations on tap for spring start, Pasco superintendent says



Major renovation work at Land O'Lakes High School is likely to begin this spring, perhaps even while students are still in classes, Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning told the Gradebook.

The need to hold off until the summer no longer exists, Browning said, because of a recent decision to do the project without closing the campus. Several parents complained when they learned the administration was considering relocating students for the duration of the construction, as it did for other similar remodelings.

"We don't have to wait until school is out," Browning said.

The School Board selected a project architect at its Oct. 4 meeting, and Browning said he anticipated having drawings "soon." The construction of a new classroom wing would come first, he said.

"Once that wing gets done, we'll move kids from the main building into the wing and portables," and then begin the second phase of the plan, Browning said.

The work is expected to take two years. The administration expects to hold a parent meeting about the project in December.

[Last modified: Friday, October 21, 2016 9:35am]


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