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Officials hold formal groundbreaking ceremony for new Lee High School campus

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Officials took a ceremonious step Thursday morning at the site of what will become the newest high school in Baton Rouge.

Construction now begins on the new state-of-the-art high school.

It will take more than $54 million to complete the new Lee High school, but school and community leaders agree that the cost is well worth it.

"This is a time for growth. This is a time to take the naysayers and doubters and basically say if you just give us a small chance, we can change the whole future of Baton Rouge around and we can make a difference," said Baton Rouge Mayor President Kip Holden.

The new school will have buildings dedicated to things like digital media and bioscience. Many are hoping all of the new technology education can help prepare students for future careers with some of the new companies coming to the Capital City.

Construction is expected to be completed in January 2016.

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