Construction workers are simultaneously completing the first stage and beginning work on the second of a $20 million upgrade at Paso Robles High School.
The first phase of the project includes the addition of a 20-room classroom building, which will replace aging portable buildings.
The second phase will include construction of a 400-seat theater as part of a remodeling of the visual and performing arts center.
The classrooms should be ready for use in mid-February and the theater in time for the school’s May 10 drama production.
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The project includes a new science lab and practice gym. It was financed with revenue from Measure T, a bond issue and property tax increase Paso Robles voters approved in 2006.