95% of construction finished before school starts

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GERING, Neb. The Gering High School Construction Project is on its finishing touches.

At this moment, they are finishing up the auditorium, replacing doors, adding carpets, changing lighting and balancing out their air conditioning and heating units. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

At this moment, they are finishing up the auditorium, replacing doors, adding carpets, changing lighting and balancing out their air conditioning and heating units.

The building is over 50 years old so they needed to renovate and bring everything up to code.

They are expecting over 150 freshman to join the school.

“Adding two new classes in at once is going to be an adjustment but I don’t think it will be huge,” explained Bob Hastings, Superintendent. “Our students are flexible. They just have to get used to coming in the new entrance and a few new procedures once they get here. They are going to figure it out pretty quickly.”

To make them feel less nervous, they have plans in place.

“There certainly will be things we will do to make them feel comfortable,” said Hastings. “We will have orientations and tours for those students to be able to come the week that school begins so that they can get a good feel for the lay of the land. It will help them understand where they are supposed to be and areas they need to stay away from.”

They offer video production studios, STEM classrooms and culinary arts for students to feel career ready for college and the workforce.

With the wet March, April and May months, it did put the project a little bit behind.