Vermillion High School Administration Addition
The 6,000 sf addition onto the current high school will cost $1.6 million. It includes a classroom for the alternative high school. Expected completion is December 2020.
Cost Estimating, Schematic
An addition to Vermillion High School will move the school district’s administration operations onto the same campus, providing financial benefits and reduced staff travel. In addition, it will house a classroom for the alternative high school.
The addition, placed east of Vermillion High School’s performing arts center, will move the administrative offices from a leased building in the city’s downtown. The school board was given several options for the addition’s site. They chose the option that will offer secure entrances and exits to the building, while keeping the high school administration near the center of the school itself. The high school’s main entrance will continue to be used by students and visitors but will have the extra security measure of requiring visitors to walk through the administration office prior to any access to the building during operating hours. The addition also upgrades this entrance to be more inviting to visitors with lots of natural light. The new secondary entrance, an extension of the Thomas H. Craig Performing Arts Center’s north door, will be available for administrative staff and alternative high school students.
Offices for the superintendent, business manager, school resource officer, and District staff will be moved into the addition. It also includes conference rooms and storage space. The classroom will move the alternative high school students from leased space in a strip mall.
District Superintendent Damon Alvey is looking forward to the change. The change will better connect District staff to the student population.
The $1.9 million project is being funded from the school district’s capital outlay fund.