The PC Scheduled to be Replaced

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The PC Scheduled to be Replaced

The Providence Center (PC) is slated to be replaced in the school's upcoming campus renovations.  It was built in 1959 to house nuns who taught on campus.

The Providence Center (PC) is slated to be replaced in the school's upcoming campus renovations. It was built in 1959 to house nuns who taught on campus.

The Providence Center (PC) is slated to be replaced in the school's upcoming campus renovations. It was built in 1959 to house nuns who taught on campus.

The Providence Center (PC) is slated to be replaced in the school's upcoming campus renovations. It was built in 1959 to house nuns who taught on campus.

Katie Mellor

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For years and years, students have wondered if they will ever get a new PC building. The PC building is where all theology classes are held, but with the plans for a better school, the PC just might be one of the first to change. 

Moving classes out of the PC and STC are part of phase one in a three-phase plan for a better school. This is said to possibly affect the classes of 2022 and 2023 if everything goes as planned. To start this project, the school will need 15 to 25 million dollars for phase one but Principal Jim Franz says the school has a bigger priority than the money.

“Safety, so one of our biggest concerns in the whole evolution of the plan is safety, student safety,” Franz said. 

Part of making the school safer includes moving all classes out of the PC and STC into classes said to be built in place of the commons. The PC has been used for classes since the late 60s but it was originally built as a nunnery in 1959. This means the building is about 60 years old and because of its age, students are starting to feel worried about the building. This includes Ashley Viso (10) who shared her thoughts on how she feels about the PC. 

“I just want it to not have any safety hazards, that’s all,” Viso said. 

Even Daniela Melendez (9) who has only been in the PC for a little while, agrees the PC needs some kind of change and soon. 

“Other buildings are okay for now, but the PC is falling to pieces,” Melendez said. 

While the PC is a big issue, the school is planning to move classes out of the PC and STC after they build a new front office. The plan is to build the new classrooms and then move all of the classes into their new classrooms. Once they have moved all of the classes the PC will most likely be torn down. While some will be sad and others happy with the changes, but the school is more worried about safety for its faculty but most importantly it’s students.