Scottsbluff Schools hope to involve community in discussions

Scottsbluff School Board members Monday evening heard presentations from SHS staff members Mike Halley, Justin Shaddick, Derek Deaver and John Boswell, along with Jack Baker from Baker and Associates and Andy Forney from DA Davidson regarding the future of Scottsbluff High School's program and facilities.

Superintendent Rick Myles says the current facility's effects upon teaching, learning and overall student achievement were discussed as well as Scottsbluff High School's plans for additional Career and Technical Education and examples of other learning environments across the state and region. Myles tells KNEB News he thought it was a great presentation from everyone involved in providing the community, or at least those in the room, a nice start of a conversation about the issues they have to address. Especially in the classroom wing of the High School where kids spend most of their day.

Myles wants the community to be involved in the discussion. He hopes anyone who would like to attend will RSVP by calling 635-6200 so they will be sure to have enough room.

They will have a meeting in the High School Board room on April 24th at 6 p.m. Myles says they ask that you RSVP by calling the District office at 635-6200 so they will be sure to have enough room.

Project completion costs, should the community support a 20-year bond issuance, range from $56 to $168 per year for a $100,000 home (depending on scope of project).

The Board approved the District's recommended plan to reduce the interest rate and acquire additional dollars from the State's Qualified Capital Undertaking Fund (QCPUF) to address issues related to mold abatement or prevention, environmental hazards, accessibility barriers, life safety code violations and indoor air quality. This work will be conducted over the next three years.

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