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South High undergoes summer makeover


Frequently Asked Questions

What is happening at South HS this summer?

  • Outdoor construction will bring new sidewalks and ramps, possible seal coating and striping of the parking lot and new exterior lighting.

  • Mechanical equipment replacements and upgrades will include a new cooling system, water heaters, summer boiler, urinal flush valves and energy efficient controls. Mechanical items are designed to save energy and water.

  • In the cafeteria, Interior natural daylighting with Solar Tubes in the ceiling will be matched with new LED lighting to brighten the entire space, as well as the adjacent balconies and stairs. 

  • Adjustable lighting features will transform the space for special events from very bright to focus on just staged performance areas.

  • Acoustic curtains will liven the ceiling with color and sound softening qualities.

  • The gym and wrestling room, several bathrooms, and special education class rooms will also receive new LED lighting.

What programs are going on this summer? 

No programs are scheduled this summer to allow construction work to occur. 

When will construction begin?

The construction will begin in mechanical and electrical rooms in early June.  After school gets out mid -June, the balance of the project construction will begin.

How long will construction last?

Substantial completion is scheduled for July 31, and complete in public spaces two weeks after that.

How will construction impact traffic and parking?

School construction will bring large trucks to South for deliveries and removal of demolition materials.   Our contractor will make every effort to minimize that impact on pedestrians, residents and staff at the school over the summer.

How can I find out more?

You can check our project website and sign up to receive periodic construction updates via email.