Renovations completed at MacArthur High School

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DECATUR - Decatur officials and community leaders gathered at MacArthur High School Thursday to celebrate the completion of renovations and the opening of the building.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked off the celebration of the end of this multimillion-dollar project.  Approximately $35 million went into the school's renovation, resulting in several upgrades, including a new building layout with two gyms, new science labs, and a new auditorium space.

New technology that helps students experience a more college campus-like environment has also been installed.  Decatur Public Schools Superintendent Lisa Taylor says, "The building is designed to be much like a college atmosphere, and it's designed for collaboration, so you see a lot of collaboration spaces.  Much more like a modern place where they would go to work, or go on to college."

MacArthur High School students are expected to move into the new building after spring break, on April 6.

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