Florence-Penrose School Board OKs contract to finalize cost estimates for repairs at FHS


The sad story at Florence High School might be headed for a happier ending. In the years since the school opened, an unsettled foundation has cracked walls and floors, unevened the football field, and left parts of the school unusable. This story is incorrect when it says "the problems at high school began shortly after the school was built" - I toured the school regularly as it was being constructed and cracks were appearing in walls even as it was being built. The builders knew of the instability and extra money was spent to remedy it, but those efforts fell short. Now that things are settled - literally and financially - hopefully the district can get FHS back into proper working order.