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Davis High School renovation plans moving forward

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The Yakima School District is getting closer to renovating Davis High School.

Construction won't start until next September, but the district recently demolished old buildings on the property in preparation. Plans include demolishing and reconstructing several buildings and permanently closing off part of Seventh Avenue to traffic.

District leaders hope the project will meet future student's needs.

"We've been charged by the voters, they've been very supportive of us, but they also said 'get it right'. We need a school that will take us into the next millennium," says Construction Planning Principal Jim Wright.

Wright says they're working on one building at a time, so students can still go to school. He says they should finish construction in the fall of 2014.