PCHS furniture

An employee of Virco, the furniture vendor, sets up chairs at the new high school.

Furniture has arrived at the new Pierce County High School.

While move in day is still tentatively slated for Christmas break, a sure sign the construction is nearing completion came last week with the arrival of furniture for the new high school.

Harbin Farr, director of facilities for the school system, reported furniture is now being assembled and moved in at the new school.

“Work is progressing on schedule,” he said. “Furniture has been delivered and is being installed. We have some classroom desks that are already being set up.”

Elsewhere, Farr said landscaping is underway and sod is being laid in front of the school. Seal coating is being applied to the parking lot.

Barring any unforeseen delays, the high school should open for the beginning of second semester.

The school was previously scheduled to open for classes in a couple of weeks, but Architect Mike Parker and Construction Manager Tim Lentile, announced earlier this year, weather delays would push back the opening.

The new $31 million school will feature 64 classrooms and 185,000 square feet.

The school will feature a prominent, two-story administration wing along the front with a courtyard, a gymnasium and cafeteria.