Mardela Middle and High school’s plans set for much-needed renovations

MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. – After almost three years in the works, Mardela Middle and High School are getting some much-needed upgrades.

Principal Liza Hastings tells 47 ABC that pre-pandemic, the school started making plans to renovate its current school to accommodate the growing population. Hastings says they have had to use inadequate HVAC systems, limited gymnasium space, and other safety risks.

Now with plans in the work, there will be an expansion that will separate the middle and high school, add an auxiliary gym, upgrade the HVAC system, change locations for the front office and cafeteria, and more.

Hastings also tells us, that the last time the school saw upgrades was when she graduated 30 years ago.

“I envision it will bring more people in and again we want people to want to stay here and be a part of this amazing school,” says Hastings. She adds, “It’s an expensive project as all school buildings are but they understand that it’s worth it, that our students are worth it, that this community is worth it.”

Construction is set to start this summer and take about three years to complete. While the school is being renovated, half of the school will have classes outside, but Principal Hastings says they’re good growing pains, and the students and community are more than excited.

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