Waynesboro leaders reveal next steps in high school renovation

Published: Mar. 27, 2017 at 11:58 PM EDT
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A lot was talked about at Waynesboro City Council's meeting on March 27, including much-anticipated new information on the


City Council first heard from Waynesboro Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Cassell on Monday night, as he presented council with the proposed school budget.

Dr. Cassell said the total request for the budget is roughly less than $37 million.

City Council also considered an ordinance to clean up storm damage from Riverview Cemetery Park, but decided to come back to that topic at a later date.

The big news was when the school board and city council announced the next steps in the expansion process for Waynesboro High.

Waynesboro School Board Vice Chair Shelly Laurenzo said they're excited for what's to come.

"We're going to be able to build a three-story classroom space to allow our students to stay on site and on campus, if you will, while we're renovating the original part of the high school," Laurenzo said. "And then we will have more of a campus feel by the time it is all done."

Members of city council and the school board recently

for ideas on renovations.

The school board said they are still working with the architects to get a better feel of when construction will begin.

As far as the school budget goes, city council will look over and it discuss it, then come back in a couple weeks to vote on it.