Tekamah-Herman School District voters approved a $12.5 million bond issue last month as it passed by a 1,040-292 vote. School Board Member Burt Rogers says there will be an addition to the existing high school building.
Rogers says there will also be 3 new science classrooms and lab space.
There will be heavy emphasis on special education as well, according to Rogers.
Rogers says the school will also be adding a commons area that doubles as a lunch area for secondary-school students, adding some students have been eating lunch as early as 10:50 and others as late as 1:30 the past several years.
He adds the school hopes to put the Junior High and High School kids in the commons area for lunch, and use the current lunchroom for elementary kids and Elementary PE and other things.
Rogers says the project also includes new athletic facilities.
Rogers says the current gym is expected to become an auxiliary gym once the new gym is built.
He adds there will also be new restrooms, improved lighting, and parking.
Rogers says the addition is planned for the southeast corner of the main building.
M street will be relocated, which the bond issue pays for.
Rogers says construction is expected to start in the fall of 2020 with the new addition ready to be utilized by January of 2022.