MACON, Ga. — Northeast High School is nearing the end of its renovations.

Executive Director of Capital Programs for Bibb County Schools Sam Kitchens says the high school facility is renovating its computer labs, science labs, media center, auditorium, dining hall, and administrative offices.

The construction is a part of a five-year plan funded by an ESPLOST that began last April to combine the high school with Appling Middle School and add a new auditorium.

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Kitchens said classrooms will have new student and teacher desks and the media center will have brand new seating as well. Administrative offices will also have new furniture.

The high school’s renovations are expected to be finished by August 1. Kitchens said renovations for the new Appling Middle School will be on the same site but will not be completed until August 2020.

The renovations are adding about 170,000 square feet to the high school’s academic facility.

According to a release from the school district’s Director of Communications Stephanie Hartley, the total cost for the whole project has increased to $54.2 million from $45 million to accommodate construction and labor costs.

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