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      School gets upgrade for outdated science facilities

      Westwood High School students will see a completely renovated science wing this fall.

      The school is taking money from its sinking fund to make upgrades and improvements to the science rooms. The rooms were part of the original construction of the building in the 1970s and are outdated.

      The project has been going on since spring and will cost more than $450,000.

      "We started it back in the spring as soon as school got out. They went right in and began to tear down all the old pieces of the science lab and to renovate the insides of the rooms, and now they're beginning the new construction process, and overall it will take the entire summer. But we'll be ready to roll on the first day of school, and the kids will walk into a brand new facility," said Westwood Superintendent Bryan DeAugustine.

      Money for the project comes from the school's sinking fund as well as a technology fund. The improvements will also include new computers and technology including iPads.