School board approves $35 million school construction project

School board approves $35 million school construction project

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - School board officials have approved Monroe Comprehensive High School to will undergo a $35 million construction and renovation project.

School leaders initially planned to renovate the school, but determined it would cost less to rebuild most of the campus.

The project will happen in two phases so the students won't have to leave campus during the construction.

"The two phase one seemed to be a good compromise between expense and time and the conflict, or impact it has on the student population," said Greg Smith with James W. Buckley & Associates.

The auditorium will be renovated, but everything else on the campus will be new.

The project is being paid for with SPLOST money and state funding.

It's expected to begin in the summer and take about 32 months to complete.

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