SUPERIOR - At Superior Schools, administrators say that students there are facing safety and security needs.
Administrators say the current bond election to build a new junior high annex could mitigate those issues and bring more opportunities for students.
The proposed addition will be built as an attachment to the existing high school.
“There’s no fluff. It’s for classrooms, it’s for learning space, that’s it. And we feel that is it appropriate, and it is economical, and it is the right thing to do,” said Superior High School Superintendent Scott Kinney.
With new tech and health enhancement classrooms, students will be better prepared to enter the workforce and the community will have another resource for adult education as well, Kinney said.
Student security is one of their biggest concerns. With the current junior high building located off campus, there are concerns about the safety of students who are crossing the road and have little protection in case of an emergency or a lockdown situation while in that building.
The current junior high was built in 1959 as a grocery store, and was later purchased by the school in the 1970s and repurposed.
Kinney says the junior high building, as is, demands high maintenance costs and presents health concerns for students spending time in the building.
The cost of the proposed building project is just over $3.2 million.
Ballots have already been sent in the mail and are due to the Mineral County Election Administrator by Sept. 28.