John Marshall High School Renovation Project Costing More Than Expected

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April 29 2021 08:00 pm

On Tuesday night, board members with the Marshall County Board of Education detailed the ongoing construction at John Marshall High School.

For the past couple months, fences have surrounded what will be a brand new walkway and entrance for students, but it was revealed that the next phase of the project came in 5 percent above original estimates.

The board decided cuts could made somewhere in the future to balance it out, but said it will not jeopardize student safety.

“The ultimate goal of this entire project has been the security and we’ll achieve that with this project and this phase of it. The next phase will involve a closed in bridge between the two buildings. We’ll have a complete closed campus and students won’t have to go outside to go to classes,” added Assistant Superintendent Corey Murphy.

Another safety feature for students will be shatter-proof windows as well as new sidewalks and parking for students and faculty.

Another meeting has been scheduled for September 24.

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