Bill Larrow, left, Moriah Central School superintendent, and Calvin Nephew, clerk of the works, look over the school’s new fitness room. The room is part of a recently-completed $9.9 million building project.
continued The school can now be used as an emergency shelter with its co-generation plant as a 400-kilowatt backup. The building has 177,000 square feet of space.
“We can fit the entire town in here,” Nephew said. “This facility is a great asset for the community.”
Moriah Central School opened in 1968 after the town’s schools merged.
Larrow said the building needs one more upgrade to electrical panel boxes. That work will be completed soon, he said, with no disruption to classes.
The $9.9 million project is technically be an extension of a 2006 project, Larrow said. That $7.5 million project was also at no cost to local taxpayers.
The 2006 project renovated the high school office, created a high school media center, added a fitness wing, expanded the elementary school gym, replaced lockers, added security cameras and more.