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School Expansion Underway

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The end of a school year brings on a bright future. Students, staff, family and friends met at South Prairie School Thursday afternoon, to watch the first set of shovels hit the ground in honor of their school expansion.

On December 3, South Prairie District residents approved a $12 million bond to add a new gym, a second story and several more classrooms to their existing building. Like most area schools, South Prairie has had to deal with rapid growth in student numbers. The expansion will keep outgoing high schoolers at South Prairie, and add much needed space for junior high and elementary students.

“Going back, everyone I've talked to at the state level can’t remember a K-district ever advancing and transitioning into a K-12 district. For us, it's pretty monumental to be the first to do it. Hopefully, we set a good example for others,” says South Prairie School District Superintendent Wayne Stanley.

Ground work is set to begin next week. The expansions are scheduled to be opened in 2015. The 48,000 square foot addition will give South Prairie the capacity to house 450 K-12 students.

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