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Meridian schools to continue renovations with $29 million state grant


MACON-- Exciting news for a local school district: Meridian Schools is getting a $29 million grant from the state.

The grant is paying for major upgrades to the district's elementary and high school. Renovations will include brand new facilities and classrooms.

Administrators said the upcoming renovations will mirror the district's current upgrades. The high school recently built a 46,000 square foot addition that includes a new gymnasium, cafeteria, kitchen and weight room.

"We're hoping and planning on the rest of our facilities to match how wonderful [the new high school] facility is," said superintendent Dan Brue.

Renovations will include a brand new high school facility with 35 new classrooms. The school also plans to build a new football field closer to Rt. 51.

The new elementary school will house pre-K through 5th grade in the same building.

All classrooms will have upgraded technology and air conditioning.

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