Attleboro breaks ground on $260M high school construction project

Attleboro High School

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Several parts of Attleboro High School are set to be knocked down on Tuesday to make room for a new high school.

The $260 million project is expected to break ground just after 7 a.m.
Attleboro High School Principal Bill Runey told ABC 6 News that it has been a seven year process.

“I don’t think very many principals get an opportunity to you know design a new building much less one that’s 260 million dollars so I consider it to be an honor to be apart of the process,” said Runey.

The dench Natatorium pool, the small gym, locker room, and weight room will be demolished.

Phase one of construction is expected to be wrapped up in August once students are returning back to school, and finish nine months after that.

“We have to have some temporary parking and a temporary bus loop so that we are able to serve our students in late August. In order to do that we have to tear down part of the existing building earlier than the rest of the building,” said Runey.

Runey said it is bittersweet to be involved in the process, as he heads into a new position as superintendent of Dighton-Rehoboth schools at the end of the year.

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