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Multi-Million Dollar Makeover For Madison School

July 9, 2012, 5:59 PM by Michaela Read

Multi-Million Dollar Makeover For Madison School

It's been a long wait for Madison High School.

"We started this study in 2008 and now in 2012 we're gonna break ground," Madison High School Principal Sharon Knowlton said.

But Monday night, the ground breaking for the more than $13 million makeover begins.

"New science labs will be a wonderful area, will have a much larger art room and our auditorium will be completely renovated," School Board President Tom Farrell said.

Before attending college, students need four years of sciences. In a school with only three science rooms, it posed a problem.

"Our physical science, our chemistry, biology and physics will each have their designated labs for the way we teach today in today's educational world," Farrell said.

Along with renovating rooms, like a home economics class, it will also be getting a renovated program.

"Pro Start is where they will learn how to cook and prepare food in a commercial setting as well as a home setting," Farrell said.

But for most of the students passing through the Madison High School doors, it's the new gym that will be the most memorable.

"For the first time I would have to say ever, the Madison class of 2013 will graduate from their very own high school building," Farrell said.

"I kept saying I wanna be able to hold graduation in our own school, surrounded by maroon and gold and the bull dog," Knowlton said.

Not only will the 50-year old building be advancing academically but also environmentally, with a new energy-efficient heating and cooling system.

"Finally! Finally! Finally! We can't wait! I want to see a bulldozer," Knowlton said.

The money to finance the project came from a $6.3 million bond passed by voters last year. All the work should be finished by December 2013.

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