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Vian voters to decide on new high school

Monday, February 7, 2022 - On Tuesday, February 8, voters in Vian will head to the polls to decide whether or not they would like to see Vian Public School receive a new high school building.

The current high school building was built in 1955 and needs many repairs. However, the needed repairs would be costly to complete and would not permanently "fix" the problems with a building of its age.

The proposal would not be an additional or new tax, but rather an extension or continuation of the bond that is currently in place for the early childhood center and new cafetorium. Therefore, there would not be a raise in current taxes.

The new high school would be a ten-phase project that would cost roughly nine million dollars to construct. It would be built to connect to the recently completed agriculture building and would consist of a new library, classrooms, hallways, high school administrative offices, lobby, and a commons area. The current high school would be torn down after the completion of the new building.

Vian Public School recently held several open house events to give residents the chance to come out and tour the current high school and see the existing conditions of the building. Many residents attended the event and had the opportunity to ask questions regarding the bond proposal. In addition, those who attended the open house events were able to see the proposed plans for the potential new high school.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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