Bluffs school board exploring bonding high school improvements

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The Scottsbluff school board is exploring moving up the time frame for upgrades at Scottsbluff High School.

The board has been talking about renovating or replacing the student wing and the core of the high school by saving money over the next 15 years. Following a public information meeting Thursday evening attended by an estimated 100 people, Board Chair Bob Kinsey said the board is exploring funding the project at one time with a bond issue, citing the savings from low interest rates and purchasing materials now rather than over time.

Principal Mike Halley says ADA upgrades and improvements that would tie the district's planned career component to the classroom upgrades will allow use of technology and more hands-on education to prepare students for not only college but employment after high school.

Both men said an auxiliary gym is also being suggested in the facility assessment by Baker and Associates. The size of a possible bond issue is still being discussed.

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