Renovations at High School are Still Ongoing
By Caitlin Davis
Sep 14, 2012, 14:48
School has started and students are coursing through the halls of Hopewell High School again, but there are still finishing touches to be made to the spruced up building.
At the school board meeting on Thursday evening, Ray Watson, Assistant Superintendent for Administration, presented what he hoped would be one of his last updates on the ongoing renovations at Hopewell High School.
“I am truly looking forward to the meeting when this is not on the agenda,” Watson said.
Watson said the lockers have been repainted as well as the tiles. The gym floor has been redone as well.
Currently, Watson said the biggest remaining issue is with the HVAC units in the building. He said final approval testing of the units is required.
“The contractor is making progress,” Watson said.
Watson said he deals with the still unfinished chore of overseeing the completion of the renovations on a daily basis.
“We are getting closer but we are still not there,” Watson said.
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Fahey, said the painting of the lockers and the tiles made them look brand new.
“It is amazing how it changes the whole school,” Fahey said.
Fahey added that the contractors are getting ready to install new security cameras in the cafeteria.
“It is really a safety issue,” Fahey said. “If something happens we have a good record of it.”
Even though the renovations are near completion, Fahey said he is sure the community is anxious to see the new high school.
“It looks like a school and acts like a school,” Fahey said.
The open house for the newly renovated Hopewell High School is set for September 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.