HANOVER TWP. – The Okay-Eight Board of Schooling formally opened a model new auditorium final Thursday at Memorial Junior Faculty paid for totally via fundraisers and cash already within the funds with no taxpayer cash concerned.
The opening ceremony was held at the side of Again-to-Faculty evening so that oldsters might get a have a look at the brand new corridor that has 582 model new seats, a brand new ceiling and flooring and stage.
Development on the brand new auditorium started the day after eighth grade commencement final June when the outdated seats had been torn out. The price of the mission was about $500,000, in accordance with Superintendent Scott Pepper. “It took us 54 work days proper via the summer season,” he mentioned.
Funding the mission didn’t have an effect on taxpayers. The district held “Undertake- a- Seat” and different fund-raisers over the course of final yr and the rest of the cash got here from what was already within the district’s capital enchancment fund, Pepper famous.
Pepper thanked Memorial Junior Faculty Principal Michael Wasku, Fundraising Charwoman Jen Adkins, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Roy Aull, Archiect Anthony Gianforcaro, Board of Schooling President Brian Cahill and others for his or her assist.