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New Lake Central HS Wing Showcased

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An olympic-size pool and an auto shop classroom that resembles an actual dealership... that's some of what the community got a chance to see in tours of the new three-story classroom addition at Lake Central High School Sunday. Major renovation work began in the summer of 2012 with the new academic wing. Officials said construction would be completed in phases so the existing high school in St. John could continue to function, with new sections being built and old ones demolished over a three-year period until the work is completed in 2015. Administrators scheduled an open house for the new Protsman Elementary School in Dyer February 16.  The district is investing 160-million dollars to enlarge and update school facilities, funded by bonds approved by taxpayers in a referendum in November 2011. School officials said the high school renovation was prompted by aging infrastructure in the 1964 core of the building and overcrowding due to dramatic enrollment growth. In 2011, twenty teachers taught in portable classrooms.
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