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South Portland unveils updated high school


(NEWS CENTER) -- After ten years of planning and 33 months of construction, the renovation of South Portland High School is complete.

A new addition was built onto the high school last year, and this year, 200 thousand square feet in the old building received updates.

"There were a number of issues we needed to correct," said Superintendent Suzanne Godin, "from handicap access, to air quality issues, and educational planning issues. Being able to put all three of those into a brand new building makes it a wonderful opportunity for South Portland."

The $47.3 million project was approved by voters in 2010. The building needed structural improvements, new heating and security systems, and updated technology, among other enhancements.

"It's amazing," said Morrigan Turner, a student on the building committee. "To see it from the diagrams on huge sheets of paper, to picking out the colors and carpet, and having it be real is a really incredible feeling."

The new building is ready for the first day back to school after winter vacation, on Monday.


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