CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT SCHOOLS
The project at South Fork High School broke ground only a few weeks ago, but workers haven’t wasted any time. Crews have been in early in the morning and working throughout the day trying to make little noise as possible.Southern Humboldt residents voted the measure that will fund the school projects in in June 2010. “We have a student services building at our Redway campus at the elementary school and we also have what is called a “school within a school” project which will ultimately house our 7th and 8th graders at South Fork High School,” said Southern Humboldt Superintendent Catherine Scott. Scott says the $25 million dollar bond will not only be beneficial for the students, but also local businesses.“Having local vendors and local contractors has been great,” Scott said. “So we've been able to stimulate some business locally as well as help our students out.”South Fork High School Principal Lisa Gray says this is just the first phase.“This is slated to complete in June because they're going to be working all throughout the school year,” Gray said. “The next phase is working on the gym, and the music room.”Modernizing the classrooms is also a part of the next phase, and Scott hopes to get state funds.“We're hoping ultimately to get matching money from the state to help fund the modernization part of the project,” Scott said.Gray says the project should be completed in about 5 years, but the community is excited for the improvements.“The community is really glad to see things happening on the campus here, and it’s just great,” Gray said.