Students and staff benefit from upgrades at Norwell High School

WELLS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)  After two years of work, 15 million dollars in renovations are now done at Norwell High School.

In May of 2012, Wells County voters passed a referendum to pay for the work, which administrators said was desperately needed.

When we spoke with Superintendent Dr. Scott Mills two years ago, he said the majority of the building hadn’t been updated in over 40 years and the primary concern was the heating and cooling system. “It does not properly control the temperatures in the rooms and we suspected that it also caused some indoor air quality issues in the classrooms, plus it’s very noisy,” said Mills.

Ergo Resource Management found CO-2 levels inside a majority of the classrooms were too high. An Ergo spokesperson said that can affect students’ attention spans and make them sleepy.

That’s been corrected as part of the renovations, along with upgrades to classrooms and the kitchen. There is also improved security at entryways. norwell pics00000000

“Whenever I first walked into the school this year, I was just amazed of how new it looked. We’ve been to other schools for basketball games and I was so impressed with how nice the other schools were, and to see that in my own school was really neat,” said senior Monica Frauhiger.

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