Case advanced for two high schools

The movement to build a second high school in Jefferson City gained traction Tuesday night when 25 local residents attended a meeting at the Eagles Club to learn more about the two-school premise.

The effort was launched by a handful of former football Jays and lifetime residents who worry that a single “mega school” — even one divided into several career academies — will reduce students’ ability to participate in extracurricular activities. Instead, they hope to persuade the Jefferson City School Board to consider remodeling the existing Jefferson City High School and build another one.

Dan Ortmeyer, a leader of the second-school movement, remembers the days when ....

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