GERING, Neb. -- The Gering Public School Board made it official and decided to put a special school bond election issue before the voters in March. They want tax payers to approve a $24-million bond issue.
The Gering Public School District created a web page with information about the bond issue and proposed upgrades to the high school. Educators want to put 9th through 12th grades in the high school, currently only 10th through 12th grades attend classes in the high school.
If the facilities are upgraded, approximately 150-170 freshman will attend class in the 51-year-old high school.
School officials say major portions of Gering High School need to be renovated to bring the 51 year-old building up to current fire safety and ADA code, improve an antiquated HVAC and electrical system, and put the facility into a position to last for another 30-50 years.
Officials say areas of GHS that require renovation include the library/media center, the current kitchen and cafeteria areas, the auditorium lobby and restrooms, and the locker room and weight room.
The election will be held March 14th.