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Saint Patrick’s High School continues Phase 2 capital improvements

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 4:07 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - For 65 years teachers and faculty at Saint Patrick’s High School have made it work.

“The plumbing at Saint Pat’s High School is something that had been on our to do list for quite some time,” said Wendy Dodson, North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment Director. “It was such an extensive project that the timing had to be right and the funding had to be in place for us to be able to tackle it.”

The school district launched a campaign to address their aging plumbing system and outdated locker rooms two years ago.

”What we’re looking at is not only completely gutting the plumbing, we’re reconfiguring spaces,” Dodson said. “So what was once the main girl’s restroom and locker room is now becoming the men’s and women’s restrooms. We’re shifting the girl’s locker room to a different location and we’re creating two new office spaces.”

The upgrades are part of the district’s $1.6 million “Now is the Time Capital Campaign. It’s a three year campaign funded by private donations.

“It’s worked out beautifully,” said Dodson. “People have been really generous, really good about staying loyal to their pledges, and supporting us and supporting this campaign even through the challenging time of COVID.”

Dodson said the improvements should be complete by the time school starts in August.

“We’re also looking at new plans for kitchen facilities,” she said. We are also looking at some maintenance issues with the roof at McDaid and then eventually giving a facelift to our boy locker room facilities.”

If you would like to donate to the capital campaign fund, visit http://npcschools.org.

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