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CPS unveils Douglass High renovations

CPS cuts the ribbon on a renovated Douglass High School. School board president Darin Preis says there was a little more work to be done than expected.

“Now we know where all the sewer lines run and where the electricity ran in the old days,” Preis said. “We pulled all that out and replaced it.”

Workers had been removing asbestos and doing other work on the facility since June 2016. At a dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon at Douglass, Preis said new additions to the building will help students succeed.

“Space for music, practical arts, fully equipped science labs, a beautiful gymnasium and much more,” Preis said. “You’re really going to enjoy walking through this building, I promise you.”

(This story was last updated at 5:54 a.m. Friday.)

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