Palisade High School getting new additions

PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- After measures 3A and 3B passed in November, Palisade High School will finally get some much-needed additions and renovations.

Plans for Palisade High include re-roofing work, flooring and ceiling replacement, some new sidewalks and parking lot work, as well as a new HVAC system that will replace an outdated swamp cooler.

The school will also get some new athletic facilities which include a second gym, and larger locker rooms to accommodate more PE students and visiting sports teams.

To principal Dan Bollinger, the new additions are proof that people care about the school.

"You know, sometimes we feel like the feeling is, 'You're good enough, and you can keep dealing with what you've been dealing with for twenty-five years.' I think the community stepped up and said we value what you do and we support you. And I think that was the biggest uplift to our staff," Bollinger said.

As soon as school is out for the summer, faculty and students will not have access to the school building until teachers report back to work on August 9.

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