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Northwest Schools to use summer break for much needed renovations

Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 6:44 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - With students and teachers out of the building for summer break, Grand Island’s Northwest is using the opportunity to get some much needed renovations done.

They are completely re-doing the new gym, updating chemistry labs and the auditorium. This is the first time some of these rooms have been worked on in decades.

School Superintendent Dr. Jeff Edwards said hope this also lasts for decades to come.

“We’ve got our moneys work out of what we have,” Dr. Edwards said. “All the renovations have gone through a strenuous process so what will go in will last for many, many years.”

A lot of this work has been needed to be done for a while now and they decided summer was the best time to get started so they weren’t displacing too many students. This summer’s work will only effect a few sports camps.

“The camps that need the gym, they’ll have to go to the old gym,” Dr. Edwards said. “After what we went through last summer, our coaches are good at working on the fly. We were able to let them know in January this gym renovation was going to happen.”

Dr. Edwards said all of the projects are expected to be finished by the time school starts up again in August.

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