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GHS building project meetings Thursday

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The voters in the Gettysburg School District will have two opportunities on Thursday to learn more about the proposed high school building project.
Dean Marske from HKG Architects in Aberdeen has been working with the administration, school board, and staff at GHS to create a proposal for a new high school building. Drawings and details will be presented to the community at the meetings, which are both scheduled at the Senior Citizens for noon and 7 p.m. on March 21.
An election will be held on Tuesday, April 9 for a bond issue request of $6.9 million to build the school. The meetings are being presented to the community in order to learn more about the need for the project and understand the importance of passing the issue on April 9.
The presentations will include detailed information on the tax impact summary estimates that go with the passing of the bond issue.
The community presentation will also explain the history of the project, a review of the current school facilities, the proposed new facility, estimate of cost and project breakdown, the general obligation bond and the annual property tax impact estimates, the project time line, and why this is the time to build the Gettysburg High School and multi-use facility.
He explained some of the timelines, assuring the board that the parking lot will be available, and the current entryway to the gym and school will be in place until the summer before the new school is used, when the new lobby and entrance will be built so there will not be a disruption.
The public is encouraged to attend the informational meetings at the Senior Center on Thursday, March 21. A noon meeting will be held which anyone can attend, however, if you would like to eat please call the Senior Center by 9:30 on Thursday. Another presentation will be held that evening at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center.
A meeting will also be held the week prior to the vote on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the school gym, so tours of the high school could be available to those interested.

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