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FCHS building nearly finished | Preston Citizen

FCHS building nearly finished

June 4, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL 

Assistant editor

The new Franklin County High School, at the corner of 100 W. Oneida, is “coming along nicely” and is on schedule to be completed late this month.

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An open house will be held prior to the beginning of school in August, according to Brian Mendenhall, Preston School District business manager.

The building is 7,500 square feet and is made out of cement block. It has four classrooms, one of which will also house a science lab. There is also a commons area and a computer room, said Mendenhall.

“The building’s original cost estimate was $650,000. It looks like we will come in under that amount when everything is finished,” he said.

 

Employees of Jack B. Parson Companies on Monday work at a parking lot for the new Franklin County High School. The facility, at 100 West Oneida, is nearing completion and will house students in August.

Employees of Jack B. Parson Companies on Monday work at a parking lot for the new Franklin County High School. The facility, at 100 West Oneida, is nearing completion and will house students in August.

Mendenhall said the district has had enough funding to pay for the 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 has used several local firms as subcontractors.

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