Neighbors learn more details about high school project

About 35 residents turned out Tuesday night to learn more about the Penn Manor High School project during a presentation geared toward those who live directly next to the school.

School district officials explained how the project will go through stages over three years and explained what neighbors should expect to see as work progresses.

A temporary classroom/gym is currently under construction behind the high school, and major construction will begin over spring break.

Residents had questions about parking, traffic flow, security, noise and contractor work schedules for the project, which will cost $99.9 million and take three years for completion.

New classroom, agricultural education and athletic wings will be built, along with a new auditorium and upgrades to the school’s HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire suppression, technology and security systems. The project also will include a new district office at the high school, which will open up space for classrooms at Manor Middle School, where the office is currently located.

Residents got to see new renderings of what the high school will look like, along with a timeline for the various phases of construction. You can see the visual presentation here.