Altoona School District Buying new Funiture
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A Blair County school district has agreed to spend over $1 million in furniture. They're making the purchase to furnish the new high school building. The superintendent says the furniture will be used in a high school's new building opening next June. He says furniture from the current building has some good conditions for that is going to be used after renovations are complete. The superintendent says the with tables, chairs and desks that the new building such an functionality and design, allowing students to rearrange a room in seconds and promoting collaboration. He says the new building will feature a lot of open spaces and natural light. The building also allowing for the expansion of the schools stem program, and giving students more opportunity for experiments. The superintendent went on to say the new space will be aligned with the school's emphasis on preparing students for stem careers. "We're starting a medical program this year.it will expand when the new building is open,it is huge. We have the best regional hospital. Upmc altoona we need to make sure they have nurses,physicians assistants, let alone doctors and specialists in all those different kinds of aspects of the health field." As for the renovations going into the high school building, the superintendent says the girls and boys locker room and the pool have been completed.