Klamath Union High School construction continues

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath Union High School is undergoing a 32 million dollar renovation.

Right now, there’s more demolition than construction going on – but there is progress.

“We can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”  Laughed Project Manager Samanthea Totten-Perry.  “And it is NOT an oncoming freight train!”

Project Liaison Mike Herron says most classes are being held in temporary quarters.  “Our classes are in modulars on the lawn, or in the cafeteria, and some modified spaces in the multi-purpose room.”

NBC5 asked student Michael Daenzer how many of his classes are being held in the modular units.  “All of my classes are outside, but two.”

Totten-Perry says Pelican Court should be ready for home basketball games in about a month.

“We came up with ideas to save that roof structure.”  Notes Totten-Perry.  “And that ultimately saved a couple million dollars through the whole process.”

While the project hasn’t been easy, school officials say the final result will be worth it.

“Our kids in the basin looked at other schools and just thought, ‘Their school is better than ours.”  Says Mike Herron, adding:  “I’m excited about this, because they are going to be in one of the best schools in the state of Oregon.”

Klamath Falls City School District officials aren’t putting a specific date for full completion of the project.

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