Years in the making, the new high school in Sanford opened for classes Tuesday morning.

According to WGME 13, It's taken more than two years, and cost more than $100 million, but the new Sanford High School is finally open for students. City Superintendent David Theoharides said. "This doesn’t look like a high school. It looks more like we're at college right now and it has that feeling to it it's clean it's crisp - it's very professional." He also reported "It's 330,000 square feet of building. That's 6.7 acres of roof alone.”

The path to opening wasn't always a smooth one. The project was plagued by multiple delays, which were hampered by acts of vandalism on the property. Also, at one point, the school was "about a month or two behind, mostly due to shortages of labor,”

The new school is separated into four wings and will include the Sanford Regional Technical Center, which will give students a lot more space to collaborate and learn than the old school. Being a Sanford alum, Sanford Regional Vocational Center is where I developed broadcasting skills I still use today at Townsquare Media.

There will be an Grand Opening for the public later this month, October 28th.


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