CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) Students in Montgomery County will be heading back to school in a few days. Christiansburg High School students will have a lot of work happening around them.
The school in the middle of a multi-million dollar renovation project.
Principal Tony Deibler showed WDBJ7 around the school, starting with the brand new turf athletic field.
"We're very excited about it," he said. "We think it's probably one of the nicest fields in the state of Virginia."
The nearly two-million dollar field will be part of major sports complex.
"With the football field, tennis courts, softball field, and baseball field all being together in the spring, there's going to be all this activity on the fields at one time. It's going to be a great atmosphere," Deibler said.
By the spring, a rubber track will be installed. Construction has already begun on a new softball field, which is scheduled to be complete this year. Back inside, Deibler explained why new classrooms are also on the docket for renovation.
"When I walk into a classroom and they're taking a test, I can hear everybody next door. So it's just not ideal. It's not an ideal learning environment."
A new academic building and classroom remodeling are part of the county's long-term plans for Christiansburg High School. The estimated date being between 2022 and 2025. Deibler says all the projects together are important to propel the high school into the future.
"I think there's going to be more pride in the school," he said. "You got a nice clean, crisp space. It's going to be a positive. And I think a really good school, a really great school is even going to be better."