Relief is on the way for a Wilson County high school that is overflowing with students as crews continue to work on a new state-of-the art facility.
Despite work being incomplete at the new Lebanon High School, Superintendent Mike Davis was proud to show off the progress to Nashville's News 2 on Monday.
The new 365,000 square-foot building with multi-levels and multi-wings is being built on 60 acres of land, about four miles away from the old high school located on South Hartmann Drive.
The school will feature spacious band and choral rooms, a weight room and a state-of the-art kitchen for culinary classes, among other amenities.
“This thing's got everything you need to teach a college-level course,” Davis said.
The school district told Nashville's News 2 they will save money when the school is complete since it is equipped with motion sensor lighting and geothermal energy.
“You never have the extreme cold or extreme heat and you get a more efficient, running time, running manner of the equipment to save money in the long run,” Davis said.
To help raise money for the school's scholarship fund, former graduates can purchase bricks that will bear their names on the school's property.
“Proceeds from these brick is invested into a scholarship fund that will provide future scholarships for future graduates of LHS,” Davis explained.
An open house is scheduled to be held at the new school in July.
Plans to remodel the soon-to-be former high school as a middle school are on hold.
- Aug. 25, 2010: Groundbreaking held for new Lebanon High
- July 28, 2010: Companies bid to build new Lebanon High
- March 17, 2010: New Lebanon High to be built
- Oct. 2, 2009: Wilson Co. voters reject wheel tax hike
- Sept. 30, 2009: Voters to decide whether to fund new Wilson Co. school
- Sept. 11, 2009: Wilson Co. proposes tax hike to build new school
- July 21, 2009: Fate of New Lebanon High turned over to voters
- April 30, 2009: Push intensifies to build new Lebanon H.S.