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Construction crews are busy rebuilding and upgrading Mulberry High into an almost completely new school.

The new main building — complete with classrooms, labs and offices — should be finished in December. The entire project is scheduled for completion in August 2022.

When the dust settles, there will be a new gymnasium and green house as well as new labs for automotive, health, engineering, and robotics programs. The football field and stadium will be renovated, and the music room will be remodeled. There will also be new athletic facilities including tennis courts, softball field, baseball field, track, soccer, and multipurpose field.

The modernization project will cost approximately $50 million and is made possible by the school district’s half-cent sales tax, which Polk County voters renewed in 2018.

Reporters are invited to speak (via video conference) on Friday (Feb. 19) at 10 a.m. with the following officials about the project:

-Michael Young, principal of Mulberry High

-Angela Usher, Assistant Superintendent – Facilities & Operations, PCPS

-Rob Kincart, member of the Half-Cent Sales Tax Oversight Committee

News media are welcome to participate in this video conference on Friday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. 

Please respond if you wish to participate by emailing jason.geary@polk-fl.net.

A Zoom meeting invitation will be emailed to you.

To assist with your coverage, please see the links below.

Video overview of the project

Additional construction footage

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