HYDE PARK — Three science labs at Kenwood Academy will be upgraded with new equipment and systems, according to Chicago Public Schools.
The estimated $1.74 million renovation project includes “extensive upgrades to electrical, mechanical [and] plumbing” systems, as well as new furniture and finishes, a district spokesperson said Wednesday.
The improvements are part of the district’s effort to provide “state-of-the-art science equipment” and lab layouts that better allow students to work together on experiments.
The $75 million plan, announced in 2018, has already brought renovations to Bronzeville and Hyde Park high schools and new science labs to Dyett and Simeon, among others.
More than 80 schools are expected to receive improvements by the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
A renovation permit was issued May 7, according to Chicago Cityscape. Construction is set to begin this summer, with completion expected by the fall.
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