Summer school construction
School is out, but construction workers at Southeastern Regional Vocational-Technical High School are racing to finish the summer phase of a $32.9 million renovation. When school opens, said Superintendent Luis Lopes, hidden infrastructure work such as HVAC and electrical systems will be completed. With the new gymnasium also finished, the old gym space is being converted into temporary classrooms so regular classrooms can be renovated throughout the school year. When work is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2013, the nearly 50-year-old school will have been modernized and have a new media center, science labs, cafeteria, and space for drama and music. The state is picking up 80 percent of the construction cost.