New Ragland High School principal Roy Bliss has hit the pavement running, and he has no plans of slowing down.

As school starts for students Thursday, they will notice some improvements taking place in several of the classrooms.

“Superintendent Jenny Seals and the school board have invested $300,000 worth of work and repairs at our school,” Bliss said. “We have about $200,000 worth of work taking place at the school where four classrooms are getting new windows. The science lab is being completely redone so we will have state-of-the-art science facilities for our students. There is a lot of hard work going into making sure Ragland students have a fair shot of being competitive in everything.”

Bliss said there is also $60,000 worth of work being done at the field house at Joan Ford Stadium.

“We’re just trying to put a lot of energy and a lot of real capital dollars in this school,” Bliss said. “I just want the citizens of Ragland to know what’s going on. I am very appreciative to Mrs. (Superintendent Jenny) Seals and the board for all they are doing.”

Bliss noted that all the repairs would not be completed by the time school starts.

“They are telling me it will all be complete within that first week of school,” Bliss said. “Ultimately, this is going to benefit all the students here in Ragland. That’s what excites me.”

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