New Auburn High School open house set for May 31

(Source: WTVM File)
(Source: WTVM File)

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – After more than a year and a half of construction, the new Auburn High School will be open to the public on May 31 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The new school, located on East Samford Avenue, will be open for community members to visit on a self-guided tour during the three-hour timespan.

Auburn City Schools staff will be stationed across the campus to talk about different parts as they are expecting about 4,000 people.

The finish date for the new school had been pushed back to May 12 at an Auburn City Schools Board of Education meeting in April.

In an interview with OAnow, Auburn City Schools public relations specialist Daniel Chesser said: "Trucks have been unloading furnishings for the new school, including smart boards and art tables. Meanwhile, teachers at Auburn's secondary schools have begun packing their classrooms to prepare for the summer transition," Chesser said

A moving company will begin the shift once the open house is complete— moving the high school from June 1-14 and Auburn Junior High School from June 15-30.

According to Chesser, moving seventh grade classrooms and the readjusting of sixth-grade classrooms at Drake Middle School will be finished by the end of July.

According to OAnow, the board also approved the following:

  • Approved a $241,080 bid for Wide Area Network Connectivity for all school campuses from 2017 to 2020.
  • Approved a $97,516 bid with Quality Produce in Opelika for produce for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Reappointed Tracie West as the school board president and Charles Smith as vice president.

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