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Secondary school options topic of event

Secondary school options topic of event

March 31st, 2011 in News

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. - The Holts Summit Community Betterment Association is holding a meeting to discuss secondary school options at 7 p.m. Monday at North Elementary School.

Representatives from the Jefferson City Public School District will present options affecting secondary education in grades six through 12. Discussion will follow the presentation.

Three options will be discussed:

• Build a new high school and renovate the existing high school with both schools offering the same courses, each housing 1,500 students in grades 9-12. Estimated cost is $51 million.

• Have a single high school with a larger campus at the site of the current high school. Renovation would include the Nichols Career Center and Thorpe Gordon Elementary School. Estimated cost is $56 million.

• Have a single high school with several campuses, 1,500 students would be in the traditional high school setting. Several satellite schools would house academies focusing on an area of interest such as math and technology or performing arts. Estimated cost is $56 million.

More meetings are scheduled at Jefferson City High School cafeteria. Two public forums will be held at 7 p.m. on April 7 and April 12.

Open houses are scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 19 and April 21 These will give opportunities to hear from committee members and look at the three options including architectural drawings.