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Planning the Renovations (l-r) - Chief Operations Officer Chris Wallace, School Board Chair Tommy Gartrell, Superintendent Travis Thomas and Pickens High School Principal Matt Combs in front of the campus entrance.

Renovations planned for Pickens High School

Submitted by Pickens School District

            The current Pickens High School facility opened in the 1997-98 school year. This school is now in need of many updates and upgrades throughout.

            The Pickens County Board of Education, Superintendent Travis Thomas and Chief Operations Officer Chris Wallace are in the process of planning the large renovation project. This project will be separated into three phases with the first phase scheduled to begin in 2024. Phase one includes the kitchen, the roof and the HVAC system. Through the GaDOE Capital Outlay Program, school districts earn funding over time to assist in renovating and modifying K-12 educational facilities.

            An application was made for Pickens High School, and a Capital Outlay grant was secured. The school system will be receiving over half the estimated expense for these renovations through the Capital Outlay grant. The remainder of the renovation cost will be paid from SPLOST funds. Superintendent Thomas and members of the Pickens County Board of Education are very excited to begin this much needed renovation.

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