ERIE, Pa - Having not seen any major renovations since the 1950s, Central Tech High School will finally be getting some much needed improvements.
ServErie is partnering with Erie Public Schools this summer for a 4-day revitalization project that will improve Central Tech High School.
In a press conference this morning, Marcus Atkinson, Executive Director of ServErie, announced the importance of this project in the community.
He says it's an opportunity for everyone in the community to step up and do something tangible to help in the Erie School District.
They're looking for financial support, volunteers, paint and painting supplies, amongst many other things to make this project possible.
Erie School District Superintendent, Dr. Jay Badams, says he's optimistic and knows that these improvements will create a much more positive learning experience for the students.
This project announcement comes as Central Tech is preparing to welcome hundreds of displaced students as a result of the Erie School District consolidation plans.
"We all preach to the children about good behavior, good grades, school is so important ... well now, we can show them that we mean that. So for everyone watching, I would encourage them to search their hearts and ask themselves just how much they're willing to do for this project, but certainly all of us, especially in the city of Erie, should do something for this project."
Both Atkinson and Badams are urging people in the community to step up and help out in whatever way they can.
Project leaders are hoping to have more than 2,500 volunteers involved in the revitalization efforts. Registration for interested volunteers is now open.
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