Dougherty High renovations wrap up

Dougherty High renovations wrap up

Renovations at Dougherty Comprehensive High School are almost complete.

The project includes an addition and will make the school look nearly brand new to teachers and students.

Crews have been working since November 2013, putting in new ceilings, floors, electrical work, furniture and more.

The school was built in the 1960's and was in need of repairs. "The air conditioner was old, furniture was old. The hallways were really narrow, with a low ceiling, so we worked really hard to raise the ceilings. And we put in some sky lights to bring a lot of light into the building, said Bob Fowler, the DCSS Facilities Director.

The breezeway was also enclosed and is now the main entrance to the school.

Construction will be completed in the next few months and the school will be ready to open in August. The total cost was about $33 million.

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