News @ Noon: Designing A Possible New Tech High School the Next Step in the Process [AUDIO]
ST. CLOUD - Building a new St. Cloud Tech High School is still a long way from reality, but the next steps in the design process are coming-up. The architect firms the Cunningham Group and and iiw Minnesota have been hired. David Leapaldt says the 90-person community task force has two more workshops on Monday and Thursday next week.
Leapaldt says individuals on that task force are supposed to be getting feedback from their friends and neighbors.
District Communications Director Tami DeLand says they've also been talking to everyone from administrators, to custodians, to cooks.
Leapalt says no decisions on what the school will include have been made yet. The only decisions made so are the location at 33rd Street South, and that it will be about a 360,000 square foot building.
While plans for a possible new Tech High School continue to move forward, work is also being done to create a plan to redesign Apollo. Leapaldt says the school that was built in the early 1970s is outdated..
Leapaldt says he envisions virtually every part of Apollo being touched in some way. He says it would probably have to be done in several stages over several years.
The St. Cloud Area school board is now looking at a possible vote this fall on a referendum for a new Tech High school to be built along 33rd Street South, and the remodel of Apollo High school.