Gettysburg, SD

Monday meeting explains high school building options

The community is invited to attend the Dec. 10 school board meeting to learn more about options for the future of the Gettysburg High School building.
The public meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the school’s multipurpose room, which is where the lunchroom is located in the elementary school.
The main item on the agenda is a presentation by representatives from HKG Architects, who have been working with the school board and administration during the past year to look at options for both renovating and replacing the existing high school building. The existing structure, which is over 90 years old, requires significant health and safety updates, and the school board and building committee are investigating whether major renovations or a new building would be in the best interest of the students and community.
The presentation will cover a number of areas including upgrade options versus new construction, costs, and the impact it will have to the property taxes in the school district.
Other items on the agenda include administering the oath of office to a new board member who was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board, approve volunteer coach agreement, administrative reports, and executive session for student issues.
The meeting is open to the public and those interested are encouraged to come to the multipurpose room on Monday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. to learn more and participate in the discussion regarding the future of the high school building.
–Molly McRoberts