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After years of overcrowding problems, a $25 million renovation and expansion project is finally underway at Jefferson County High School.

The county is re-vamping 240,000 square feet of the school. It will also add on an additional 44,000 feet of space.

The school is the county's only high school and has been at the center of overcrowding complaints for years.

"Before we had great difficulty in even feeding the students. We would have kids that would not have room to sit sown and eat. Overcrowding in our classes and halls traversing between classroom between classes was very difficult," said Michael Phagen, Jefferson County Schools' director of facilities.

The high school also had a roof collapse at the vocational building 11 months ago, but the rebuilding for that building is at a stand-still due to insurance issues.

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