The Bristol City (Tenn.) district has proposed a $44 million renovation of its high school.
The renovation plan for Tennessee High School would redesign spaces now occupied by the Career and Technical Education program and create more shared spaces for students, reports The Bristol Herald Courier.
The school was built in 1939 and has not been renovated since 1978.
The district presented its proposal to the Bristol City Council, which noted that the renovation plan would cost $24 million more than what the council had budgeted.
The renovations are designed to make the school more compliant with the Americans Disabilities Act. The school now has only one elevator, and students and staff have many obstacles to overcome in order to use it, school officials said.
The renovation would connect classrooms, offices, the library and cafeteria to an open courtyard and a series of multipurpose spaces.
Community Tectonics Architects is the architect.