St. Cloud School District Ready For Conversation On Future Of High Schools [AUDIO,POLL]
ST. CLOUD - The future of St. Cloud's Tech High School has been debated for years, and now the district's administrators and school board members are getting ready to join the conversation.
Superintendent Willie Jett says this summer they will start getting feedback from community members whether they want to continue to have two public high schools, or combine them into one.
Jett says it's still very early in the conversation and specifics like where a new high school would be built, and how much it would cost are not known. The district owns land on 33rd Street South in St. Cloud, but it's not known yet if they have enough land there for one joint high school.
With the future of Tech high school up in the air, that also leaves Clark Field in limbo.
Jett says the high school football team will have to play at Husky Stadium again this fall.
Tech High School, which opened nearly 100 years ago in 1917, has become costly to maintain. The school district is spending $1 million this year on asbestos removal.
St. Cloud had just one high school until Apollo opened in 1970. That building is now 44 years old.