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Groundbreaking held for new Harrisburg high school

HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

The Harrisburg Unit 3 School District broke ground on its new high school on Tuesday, October 13.

The project will cost around $22 million and will include a new building and a gym.

The current high school is nearly 100 years old and the district has battled with costly infrastructure problems over the past few years.

The superintendent said they are overdue for the upgrade.

"We're in a school that is in dire need of some repairs," Superintendent Mike Gauch said. "The kids deserve it, the community deserves it and today is just the start of a project that has been a long time coming and we're proud to be part of it."

Tax payers approved a referendum to build the new school earlier this year.

It's expected to be completed by 2018.

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