Administration Announces Plan For Tech Building if Referendum Passes
ST. CLOUD - We now know a proposed plan for the historic St. Cloud Tech High School location if a referendum passes this fall to build a new high school.
District 742 announced on Wednesday that they would propose renovating portions of Tech High School and relocate the district administrative offices and welcome center to the site if the November bond referendum passes. The plan would need to be approved by the school board.
"This is an on-going process that will adapt to and incorporate community feedback," Superintendent Willie Jett said in an email to WJON.
The plan would update historic pieces of the building, the 1917 and 1935 structures. It would also call for the demolition of supporting structures to provide off-street parking needed for the repurposed building.
A district news release says the plan would allow them to maintain a presence in the Tech neighborhood.
"Engaging the Tech neighborhood throughout the process is a priority for the district. A community meeting will be held in September."
St. Cloud area voters will be going to the polls on November 8th to decide on whether to build a new Tech High School and upgrade Apollo High School.
The special election ballot will have two questions. The first asks for $104.5 million for a new Tech High School on 33rd Street South. The second question asks for $38.75 million to repair, renovate and upgrade Apollo High School.
Question one would need to pass in order for question two to pass.