Administrators look at renovating high school

Spring Mills, Centre County, Pa. - School administrators from Penns Valley Area School District are hoping to revamp their high school. 

Board members approved a facilities master plan, making renovating of Penns Valley Area High School coming closer to being a reality. 

From now until May, school leaders will seek the help of community members to find out what improvements should be made. 

The school, built in the 1950s has about seven facilities that raise concern and are outdated, according to school officials. 

Cracks can be seen the gymnasium. Classrooms are said to be unfit for the school's 650 students. 

"It was set up well at the time, but times have changed," Dustin Dalton, the school's principal said. 

Brian Griffith, the school district's principal, said the project is a huge undertaking for the county, but the district is financially prepared after saving money through the years. 

"I want our students to be as competitive as any other student, either in college or career," Griffith said. "I think helping to update our facilities goes a long way to supporting that goal." 

School board members plan on tackling the renovation project and suggestions from the public at their May board meeting. 

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