The Most Expensive School In Maine’s History Opens Today
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.