RONAOKE COUNTY (WSLS10) - Glenvar High School alumni, faculty and students got an inside look at the newly renovated building on Sunday.
Two years ago the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors agreed to use bonds to pay for the $24,000,000 project. Alumni said the changes were long overdue.
The facility has new classrooms and labs for students. They also have Wi-Fi and interactive Promethean boards. The site where the administrative offices were located are now concession stands.
The principal Joe Hafey, who's also an alumnus, said he's glad to see the new facility built.
"It feels wonderful having wireless in every classroom, having electrical upgrades in every classroom, HVAC upgrades, when I went to school we didn't have air conditioning we opened the windows," Hafey said.
The school was built in the 1966. Hafey said this is the first major renovation since Glenvar then. People were grateful the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors agreed for bonds to fund the project about years ago.
Alumni said it's money well spent.
"Kind of a surreal feeling like I've been here before but it's a little bit different," Tilly Gokbudak, who graduated in 1988 said.