$36 Million High School To Open In April

Decatur – On the morning of April 6th students at MacArthur High School will finally be able to return to their building.

A $36 million renovation project is wrapping up and students are expected to return right after spring break.  They have spent this school year attending classes at Stephen Decatur Middle School.

“It's basically been gutted,” Project Facility Manager Phil Hazenfield told WAND's Doug Wolfe.  “All of the asbestos was removed.  All of the windows that were single pane glass were replaced.  All of the heating system, the boiler system is replaced with a geothermal system.”

Renovations added 43,500 additional square feet of space.  The school now totals 250,000 square feet.  The front entrance of the building has been moved from the south side of the building to the north end. 

Although the school does not open until April the district will attempt to schedule an Eisenhower-MacArthur basketball game in the new gym this month.

(Pictured: New science classroom at MacArthur High School in Decatur on February 12, 2015)

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