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See plans for Nashville schools' Hillsboro High School renovation

Jason Gonzales, USA TODAY NETWORK Tennessee Published 6:17 p.m. CT Aug. 23, 2017

Metro Nashville Public Schools celebrated the groundbreaking for a Hillsboro High School renovation, and those awaiting the changes say they are impressed with what is to come. Renderings of the plan show a practice field on top of a parking garage, a new softball field and a large addition to the existing school. Board member Mary Pierce said the finished product is going to be a facility born of the community's ideas of what a school can look like.

"The community and parent work behind this has been going on for almost a decade, dreaming what a high school could be," Pierce said. The $89 million renovation of Hillsboro's 28-acre campus will completely transform the campus over the next several years. The project is expected to be completed in 2020, according to the district.

Hillsboro football coach Maurice Fitzgerald said renovations are never a fun ordeal, but the finished project will be a cause for excitement. The elevated playing field, which is planned to be turf, will be a wonderful addition for the teams at the school, he said."The end results are going to be phenomenal," he said. "It's always tough going through construction, but the benefits outweigh everything."

Retrieved from The Tennessean