Not many details yet on school’s proposed ‘performing arts suite’

Second in a series – performing arts suite

Voters in the Greene County Community School District will be asked at the regular school election Sept. 8 to approve a $20 million bond issue for construction to create a campus for grades 5-12 at the current high school site, and to add classroom space at the elementary school. Total cost of the project is $22.8 million. The levy rate would increase $2.70 (per thousand dollars of taxable value).

The school in early July released a lengthy set of questions and answers about the project. To review that document, click here.

Superintendent Tim Christensen also answered more detailed questions about specific parts of the project. Following are his answers to questions about the proposed “performing arts suite” at the high school adjacent to the auditorium.

Q. How large would the performing arts suite be?

A. The district is waiting for voter approval before planning is taken to that level so we are still involved in the preliminary planning stages. Final plans and actual size of rooms would not be determined until after the bond referendum is passed.

Q. What would it include? How will the space be used?

A. Initial plans for the performing arts suite would include construction of a dedicated vocal music room and practice rooms along with remodeling the current space to make it more usable. Plans would also include construction of a green room and storage space to help with productions put on by the school and community.

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