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Midland High School expands

MIDLAND, AR (KAIT) -

Midland High School is expanding with six new classrooms and two new computer labs.

The project is a 9,700-foot expansion to the current building.

Superintendent Dewayne Wammack said the addition is a much needed update to the old high school, which was built in the 80s.

 Wammack said it is important for the school to provide their students with updated classrooms and equipment.

The district got a new elementary school a few years ago and now the board is focusing on the high school.

Right now, the project is estimated to cost $1.8 million, but Wammack said the district will meet with an engineer during the next board meeting to try and lower the cost.

Wammack also told Region 8 News this expansion is being done without having to ask the city for a millage vote. The funds are coming from savings in the school’s building fund.

“We have a great board here and they work for what is best for our kids,” Wammack said.

Wammack said there are still some details to finalize for the project, but they hope to move fast and break ground early this year.

This is the second major project for the district this school year. The district had their first football field put in this past season. 

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