|School officials answer questions about proposed high school|
|Wednesday, 03 July 2013 00:00|
Members of the Hugo Board of Education and school officials held a public meeting Tuesday evening to give area residents an opportunity to gain information about a proposed high school project and get answers to any questions they might pose.
Representatives of an architectural company assisting the school with design concepts and of the financial firm assisting with financing concepts gave brief presentations before answering questions from the public.
Referred to as a “new classroom wing” the project includes approximately 15 classrooms, a commons area for a large gathering of students, and a safe-room large enough to accommodate all the students in the high school.
Cost of the project is presently being estimated at $5.4 million dollars. The majority of those funds ($4 million) are slated to come from an existing City of Hugo one-half cent sales tax that voters approved in 2009. The smaller portion, ($1.4 million) is proposed to be paid from an ad-valorem tax bond issue that keeps tax increases to district patrons under 9%.