DECATUR -- With phase one of the Decatur High School renovation project nearing completion, work began on phase two, which is the complete renovation of the 50-year-old main high school campus.
Work began on phase two in late April on the north end of the building which houses administrative offices, two restrooms, four classrooms and the home economics room.
The home economics room had one final use on May 21 when the Class of 2021 gathered together to don caps and gowns prior to the graduation ceremony in Peterson Gym across the grassy knoll. Once this final task was completed, the room was stripped to its walls and everything moved into the hallway next to the library.
Now work is progressing on schedule, with the rafters going up where the covered walkway to the old cafeteria once stood. Once this is complete, the two buildings (old cafeteria and main campus) will become one and the main east-west hallway completed.
Throughout the summer months, a series of articles will chronicle the progress of this project which is expected to be complete in early 2022.