A successful $40 million bond referendum will enable the Highland (Ill.) district to construct a primary school.
The 86,350-square-foot building will house kindergarten through second grades and will be about a half-mile south of the existing elementary school, reports The Edwardsville Intelligencer.
Students and staff now travel between the primary and elementary buildings to attend elective classes such as art, music or gym.
The existing primary school will be razed, and the land will be used as a parking lot and a playground for the third- through fifth-graders in the nearby elementary school.
The district plans to use bond funds to build an addition at Highland Middle School and, if funds are still available, a second gym at Highland High School.
The middle school addition will be about 13,000 square feet and will have nine classrooms.