Sioux Center officials break ground on new high school

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (KTIV) –  Ground has been broken for a new high school in Sioux Center, Iowa.

In February, residents approved a nearly $25 million school bond to help with improvements to several schools and the construction of a new school.

Once the project is complete, the current high school will become the town’s middle school.

The superintendent says the new building will offer students a more “college-like” experience.

“One thing that is going to be different about it is that teachers won’t have specific classrooms,” said Superintendent Gary McEldowney. “They will have a shared P.L.C., Professional Learning Center, and they will go out and could potentially teach in seven different rooms throughout the day depending on the need that they have.”

The new building will also feature new facilities, like additional classrooms and a larger theater.

The mayor of Sioux Center hopes the high school will attract more people to the area.

“We’re hoping it makes it a little bit more attractive, maybe for a few people who are deciding where they want to live or locate, they’ll see Sioux Center as having a few more opportunities educationally with the school. It makes us a more attractive place to live and locate and raise their family,” said David Krahling, mayor of Sioux Center.

The project is set to be completed in two years.

Connor Foster

Connor Foster

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