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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- JCPS says it is making a special effort to keep students safe during construction now underway at Eastern High School
That construction will continue even after the new school year begins a week from tomorrow.
Eastern High School in Middletown, Ky. has been filled with construction workers all summer long as the school undergoes a $28 million renovation. The work began in late spring and a lot has been accomplished during the summer break on the existing classrooms.
With a week to go before the start of classes, there is still a lot of work to be done -- but the school system says the remodeling of the current classrooms will be finished in time for the first bell of the new school year.
After the new school year begins construction will continue on a new media center, a new auditorium and new offices for the staff.
Construction is not expected to interfere with the students. Some of it will be done after school hours.
The school system says the safety of the students is a priority. When the construction is finished the Eastern High should look like a brand new school. The entire project is expected to be completed this time next year.