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Nebo School District remodeling 3 high schools

Aug 24, 2023, 5:30 AM

Nebo School District remodeling 3 high schools...

Nebo School District is completely remodeling Spanish Fork High School, Springville High School and Payson High. Spanish Fork High School in Spanish Fork is pictured on Friday March 12, 2021. (Annie Barker, Deseret News)

(Annie Barker, Deseret News)

SPANISH FORK, UT  — The Nebo School District will have a major makeover when three high schools undergo construction.

Spanish Fork High School, Springville High School, and Payson High School are all being completely remodeled to improve safety and add space for a growing student population.

“The nice thing about the new buildings is they’ll be constructed so that, in the future, if we need additional compacity on those buildings they will be able to just put additions on,” said Seth Sorensen with the school district. “They’re actually built to have additions attached to the schools so we can accommodate for future growth.”

Sorensen said construction on the new buildings is ongoing while students take their classes in the old buildings.

The three high schools were built over 60 years ago and are in need of an update, according to Sorensen.

“The building that they’re (students) in currently, they were built long before seismic codes, before wifi [and] before upgraded HVAC systems,” Sorensen said. “One of our bigger concerns was the seismic issue … We definitely don’t want kids in buildings that are unsafe.”

All three schools are currently under construction and will fully re-open starting next fall.

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