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October 27, 2016
Dr. Largent  
Granbury ISD superintendent Dr. James Largent updated the business community on the completed renovations of Granbury High School during the Granbury Chamber of Commerce luncheon on October 21, 2016, at the Pecan Plantation Clubhouse.
In addition to Largent, new Granbury Pirate head football coach Chad Zschiesche spoke to the gathering about his background and his expectations on building a successful program.
Regarding the construction, the high school student council cut the ribbon on the building during a dedication ceremony held during Homecoming festivities on October 7.
Most recent work included the addition of a career and technical education center in the back of the campus as well as renovation of large portions of the building for academic classrooms and teacher commons areas.
Portions of the high school project that were complete last year include the Willie and Wanda Crossland Academic Wing as well as the cafeteria and coffee bar, learning commons (library), fine arts addition and reconfiguration, special education classrooms, locker room space in the field house and gyms, and renovated offices for counselors and assistant principals.
Later work included renovation of the auditorium and science classrooms; construction of locker room space for baseball, softball, and tennis teams; and realignment of the lower grand hall for the Marine Corps JROTC program.
Voters approved the projects totaling $84.9 million in a November 2013 bond election.  The high school transformation totaled $62.2 of that amount.  Other bond projects included:  safety and security upgrades with controlled entries at all campuses; new attached gymnasiums at Acton Elementary School and Emma Roberson Elementary School; major investments in technology infrastructure and network along with equipment for model classrooms throughout the district; replacement of classroom furniture, school buses, and band instruments; and repurposing the old Crossland Ninth Grade Center to be the district administration building.
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