By DaVonte McKenith, Reporter/Weekend Producer - bio | email
Moving three into one could be the future plan for
elementary facilities in Holdrege.
A roughly 14 million dollar bond would create a new
primary school To be located on Broadway Street and 18th. Authorities
say the current three elementary schools are not very efficient and are in
serious need for renovations. The bond will include demolition of all three
schools, and two of those areas would become housing. School officials say
there are several reasons for a new building.
"We currently have instruction and assessment that
is taking place our in hallways, portable outbuildings, storage closets, and
loading docks. For those reasons, as well as student safety, [we need this new
school]," shared Todd Hilyard, superintendent of Holdrege Public Schools.
"The estimate showed that one elementary building in Holdrege would save
approximately 360,000 dollars in Year 1."
Voting on the bond issue will take place May 14th at
the Phelps County Fairgrounds.