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TLC for Neville High School

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -Neville High School was founded in 1931 and is a Monroe landmark.

Wednesday morning the city school facility committee took immediate action to make sure the building has a future by granting them with an estimated four million dollar renovation.
    
"As far as I can tell from what the experts have said...the anchoring system...which they believe is a steel anchoring system which is holding the cast stone to the structure...has began to rust away." said Whitney Martin, Neville High Principal.

Monroe Superintendent of Schools Brent Vidrine said age can weaken the ornamental concrete.  Precautions have even been taken to make sure if anything falls, no one will be injured.

Vidrine said they have a plan, they saw some architects proposals to repair building and believe in 18 to 24 months from now we will have a beautiful facility for the city of Monroe.

 Most Neville students have a love for the building and it's history.  With renovations starting immediately, it's another opportunity to strengthen tiger pride and the school building.

"it's great...I've known about the tradition since I was in elementary school...I've always wanted to go here...it's a pleasure to be a part of this tradition" said Tierra Fields, Neville High student.

 A tradition that after a little noise and dust from construction crews will carry on for generations of tigers to come.
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