EXETER – As the school year comes to an end for students, construction begins at Exeter High School. This $750,000 renovation project will begin on June 17 and will address the need for expanded instructional areas and workspace for students and staff.
The 5,000-square-foot commons area, which was previously home to lockers, will be repurposed into a usable office and student space creating more area for specialized services.
“There is a demand for space at the school that focuses on smaller groups and individualized instruction,” said Michael Monahan, principal of Exeter High School. “This new area will impact all of our students and we can’t wait to be able to utilize it.”
The new two-floor area will include six offices, two conference rooms, two ADA-compliant bathrooms as well as individualized areas for learning life skills, quiet space, speech pathology, psychology, and behavioral specialists.
The renovation is expected to take 14-16 weeks. The architect for this project is Harriman Associates from Portsmouth. Meridian Construction, from Gilford, is the general contractor. More than fifty workers are expected on the job site from ten local subcontractors who are involved in the project.