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A few facts...

• Up to 80 workers each day. There are 18 contractors under Nabholz continuing work on the school. The work during the day is done primarily outside while any work that is done on the inside is limited to areas where students will not be or from 3 p.m.-11 p.m.
• The only impact on sports has been practice areas. With the two gyms being unavailable, summer practices took place in the annex. When scheduling for the 2017-18 school year, Athletic Director Danny Looney had the foresight to schedule the preseason volleyball tournament away.

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