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 north 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 two options for the addition’s site and chose the option that will offer secure entrances and exits. The high school’s main entrance will continue to be used by students and visitors. The new 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 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.
The $1.6 million project is being funded from the school district’s capital outlay fund.