Superintendent recommends hiring architect, working toward bond issue
BROOKINGS Brookings School District has needed a new PreK-3 school for several years, Superintendent Roger DeGroot said during a school board work session Friday afternoon.
It waited through a time of economic recession when future growth was unsure, then hesitated when voters were asked last fall to give schools and Medicaid an extra one-cent sales tax revenue.
Now, its time to get started.
DeGroot recommended to his school board Friday that the district construct a new PreK-3 school on 20 acres of land it already owns in southwest Brookings. He also recommended the board interview up to four architects and hire a firm for the project by April or May. Finally, upon approval of the design and estimated costs, DeGroot recommended the district work toward passing a bond issue to fund the project.
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