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Redwood High to replace portables with two-story building

A two-story building will be going up at Redwood High in Visalia to replace portable classrooms.

It’ll have have 16 classrooms, double the current number of portables.

An architect has been chosen for the project,  subject to school board approval Feb. 12.

The $6.5 million building on Conyer Street will be ready for use in in 2014, Visalia Unified officials  said.

This is  not the only large project in the works.

A $35 million middle school will be built on district property at the northwest corner of Akers Street and Riggin Avenue, in northwest Visalia. Opening in 2106, it will be the city’s fifth middle school.

Both projects are being funded by state and local money, including a $60.1 million Measure E school bond that passed in November 2012.

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