Mike Hester, Hays High School principal, led the board of education and administrators on a tour at Monday's work session of the newly completed projects at the school.
Items on the tour were the recently installed bleachers in gym A, the new weight room and old weight room now used as a multi-purpose room.
The new bleachers are part of the school's upgrade, Hester
In February, the board accepted a bid of $143,527 for the maroon and gold bleachers.
They display the letters HHS when the bleachers are closed or extended.
Not extending the bleachers to full length allows more handicap accessibility, Hester
New key-shaped handrails and bigger, wider stairs also allow for easier passage up and down.
"We lost a little seating, about 200, 300 seats, but we've actually got more room for handicap (seating) and it's safer," Hester
Scoreboards were upgraded and speakers added for better sound quality of announcers' voices in gym A, Hester
The 1,300-square-foot former weight room now is a multi-purpose room used for faculty meetings, aerobics classes, and cheerleader and dance practices.
It can hold as many as 80 people, Hester
"When we were fundraising, we talked about that there would be levels of donation and recognition," Hester