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School board hears concerns over single elementary building


Shannon Ireland

Jay Ehler presents the school's case for a new building.

Superintendent, Jay Ehler led a meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the public's concerns over building a new elementary school in Sidney.

The proposal for a bond issue to support construction of such a facility was voted down by a narrow margin in September's special election, but the idea has since resurfaced.

It is no secret that the current schools are rapidly aging. North was built in 1929 and had an addition constructed in the 1950s, Central in 1953, South in 1955 and West in 1960s. According to proponents of the facility, a new school would accommodate up-to-date technology to furt...

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