By ROBERT S. MERRILL
The new Franklin County High School, now under construction at the corner of 100 West Oneida, is on schedule to be completed by late spring 2014.
The building will be 7,500 square-feet and made out of cement block. It will have four classrooms, one of which will also house a science lab. There will also be a commons area and a computer room, according to Brian Mendenhall, Preston School District business manager.
“The building will cost $650,000 when everything is finished and the district has enough funding to pay for construction without the necessity of a bond or a levy,” he said. “Patrons of the district approved a plant facility levy some years ago and funds have accumulated in this account.”
Mendenhall said the district is acting as its own general contractor and is using several local firms as subcontractors.
“We have a licensed electrician that is an employee of the school district. We will do all electrical work in-house,” said Mendenhall.
“Construction has been on-going for about a month and we are about where we anticipated we would be. We’re not behind schedule. The walls will be about 15-feet high and right now they are about eight feet tall,” he said. “The building will have a flat roof with a water-proof membrane.”
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