Renovations took more than 9 months to complete. (Source: WALB)
Lee Co. High School Principal Karen Hancock (Source: WALB)
The renovation cost $4 million in SPLOST funds (Source: WALB)
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -
Fresh paint, new lighting and new flooring. These are just some of the renovations done to Lee County High School recently.
It was a process that took more than nine months to complete.
"It creates that environment that just encourages students," said Lee County High School Principal Karen Hancock.
Hancock said the renovation totally gutted the school from one end to the other.
"We did everything. We gutted the rooms, we took down the lights, we inserted the new L.E.D. lights that are more effective and efficient. We painted the walls, we put in carpeting or the tile depending on the classroom and the needs of that classroom," explained Hancock.
Hancock said it's refreshing to have all the teachers in their correct spaces and to have technology working as it should. She said the teachers and students handled the construction well.
"It was frustrating. One day, this hallway was open and then for the next three weeks it was closed and your teacher has been relocated to a new area. But we, throughout the entire time, we kept talking about it's really going well," said Hancock.
Hancock is excited about the future.
"To have an environment where you can come and it looks good, feels good and everybody is working to keep it that way, it is tremendous to walk into a building and it looks complete," said Hancock.