Progress being made on new Wilkes-Barre Area High School

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Progress is being made on the new Wilkes-Barre Area High School.

“The area with the sloped roof will be the main entrance and then off to the left is the gymnasium, to the right is the auditorium,” said Mike Krzywicki.

Mike Krzywicki is the construction manager for the $12 million project that will be the home of Wilkes-Barre Area High School. The building is slowly taking shape.

“It has, you know, state of the art education system in each classroom, the gymnasium and auditorium facilities are impressive. I can’t wait for this building to open,” said Krzywicki.

Krzywicki showed Eyewitness News the gymnasium and then the auditorium. He said the entire buildings will be more user and educational friendly for students.

“The first improvement is kind of obvious. The building will be cooled so you’ll have cooling in the summer. I can’t speak about GAR or Meyers but I am a Coughlin graduate, it did not have air conditioning. We roasted in the winter and it was extremely uncomfortable in the summer,” said Krzywicki.

Krzywicki tells Eyewitness News they lost about 10 days of construction time during a COVID-19 shutdown in March.

“The game plan was to be finished at the end of May but due to COVID we are currently projecting just about the entire project being done by the end of June with the natatorium and pool back in July,” said Krzywicki.

Krzywicki and the Superintendent of schools Brian Costello tell us that the school will open as scheduled in September of 2021.

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