Norland Senior High School Celebrates Construction of New Campus

Doors to Norland's new campus are expected to open in August 2016.

By Julia Bagg
|  Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013  |  Updated 2:29 PM EDT
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The new Norland Senior High School campus construction is thanks to a $1.2 billion bond Miami-Dade voters passed last November. NBC 6's Julia Bagg reports.

The new Norland Senior High School campus construction is thanks to a $1.2 billion bond Miami-Dade voters passed last November. NBC 6's Julia Bagg reports.

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Amid cheers and smiles, leaders of Miami-Dade School District hailed the groundbreaking of a brand new school for Norland Senior High Wednesday.

Students have been walking the same halls there since 1958.

"That's a long time, I know," said freshman Deliscia Glenn. "We really do need a new school because... we need a better environment to learn."

Now, ninth graders like Glenn can expect to spend their senior year on a brand new campus, right next door.

"Oh, that's great," Glenn said, smiling.

The new campus is under construction thanks to a $1.2 billion dollar bond Miami-Dade voters passed last November. It's to pay for new schools and upgrade older ones.

"[The] investment will benefit every single school," Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho said.

Principal Reginald Lee says it's also an investment in Norland's neighborhood.

"Property value, excitement, just everything you can think of, that puts a smile on your face as a parent and as a student," Lee said.

Doors to Norland's new campus are expected to open in August 2016.

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