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NKC announces completion of high school construction project

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 11:01:31-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The North Kansas City School District announced Wednesday that a three-year, $65 million improvement project at North Kansas City High School has been completed.

The district said the project worked to preserve the past but also update the school with the latest technology to adequately prepare students.

Over 165,000 square feet of new construction was added, creating a performing arts center, cafeteria, gym, band rehearsal room, weight room lock rooms and a collaboration area.

The interior of the original building underwent extensive renovations to modernize the school as well.

The construction will allow the school to expand by nearly 200 students.

Money for the project came from a 2016 $114 million bond referendum that also helped construct two new elementary schools within the district and convert two buildings to sixth grade centers.

An open house to tour the updates is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 7.