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Renovations underway at Turlock High School
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Construction continues at Turlock High School as workers lay the ground for new tennis courts and parking lots. The modernization of the campus is projected to be completed Dec. 1. - photo by NANCY ANGEL / The Journal

While students are enjoying the summer away from teachers, homework, and the pressure of high school life, Turlock High School is undergoing a massive renovation throughout its entire campus to prepare for the upcoming school year.

“This summer we are replacing all of the high voltage electrical service across campus,” said Director of Maintenance and Operations Scott Richardson.  “We are also in the process of painting the entire campus.”

Construction has been in the works for about a month and is expected to be completed by Dec. 1.  Along with the rewiring, the physical education wings located behind the student parking lots have been relocated to the center part of the campus.

“We tore down the parking lots and moved the PE wing rooms to the center of the campus.  These 17 classrooms will no longer be called PE wings.  We have renumbered the classes to the ‘M’ wing.  We will also be building in a new tennis court behind the parking lots along with an outdoor basketball court,” said Richardson.  

The parking lot will also be renovated and completed in time for the school year.  Richardson added that despite the months of construction they have ahead, the large portion of destruction will be completed before students start school in August.

“Sixty percent of the construction was funded by the State Modernization Program while the Local Bond Fund was 40 percent,” said Richardson.  “Due to the ongoing activity with construction, we have closed down Berkeley until Aug. 15.  We ask our residents to be cautious.”