New School Plan For New Ulm 12 Mar 14

The New Ulm District 88 Facilities Task Force held its fourth and final meeting on Tuesday, and decided upon a plan to send to the District 88 School Board later this month. The more-than $45-million plan calls for remodeling Washington Elementary into a building for early childhood, pre-school and kindergarten classes, converting Jefferson Elementary School into a facility for 1st-4th grade, turning the current high school into a middle school for grades 5-8, and building a new high school at an unspecified, to-be-acquired site. The current high school would also house the district offices under the plan, which will be presented to the school board on March 27th.  If it’s approved by the board the plan would be sent to the Minnesota Department of Education for approval in early May. The board would then hold a bond referendum election on August 12th, and if the bond is approved construction would start next spring.