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Local high school moving along in renovation projects

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CENTER, Mo. (WGEM) -- Mark Twain High School is in the process of Phase Two in its renovation process.

Crews are removing asbestos from one third of the school, and doing renovations to one third of the building.

Renovations include new lighting, paint, flooring and ceilings.

Superintendent Dr. Tara Lewis said Thursday the renovations, especially the asbestos removal, were necessary for not only the building, but for students safety and education.

"It's okay whenever it's in place and not disturbed. But this was just a good time for us to be able to remove that product from the school and replace it with a safer alternative."

Superintendent Dr. Tara Lewis, Mark Twain Schools

Ralls County R-II School District will also be in the process of adding on to its agriculture building.

The addition to the new ag building will include joining the two programs together in the classrooms, along with a workshop and labs.

The asbestos and interior renovations will be completed before the start of the school year in August.

The ag building is scheduled to be completed in December.

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