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Dakota Valley school wants to add $27 million to high school

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Dakota Valley school officials held a public informational meeting concerning an upcoming bond election.

The school district will soon hold a vote on a bond issue for a new addition to the high school.

That's so they can accommodate 550 students. The estimated cost for that is $27 million.

The current school is 20 years old and school officials foresee the class sizes increasing.

To accommodate more students, the addition would be 2-stories and 130 thousand square feet with state of the art classrooms for technology and family and consumer science.

Also, a larger room for special ed and the commons area would be added. Plus a three court gym and separate parking lot for the high school.

"Typical classrooms 20 years ago was a desk and a teacher lecturing to you. Today's environment is more small group learning, so it's two to four students interacting together, working on a project so the classroom has to be as flexible as possible," said Brian Crichton, Architect with Cannon Moss Brygger Architects.

The bond company says there won't be an increase in property taxes. If the bond passes, site work will begin in the fall.

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