(WICHITA, Kan.) —
Wichita Board of Education members and Superintendent John Allison will spend part of today touring the new schools under construction today.
The board will get a progress report on the schools which are set to open next fall.
They will tour the new high school under construction at 5550 N. Lycee and the new suggested elementary school at 5226 N. Woodlawn.
Eyewitness News will follow the tour, look for more coming up later today on Eyewitness News and here at www.kwch.com.
More information on the new schools from USD 259:
The new two-story high school features a secure main entrance, a “main street” hallway to allow easy access from one side of the building to another, a gymnasium with a walking track and a FEMA storm shelter. Energy use concerns have been addressed with natural day lighting and low-e glass windows throughout the building. Under the current boundary supposal, Northeast Magnet’s program, students and staff would relocate to the new high school in order to save millions of dollars in operating costs. The size of the new facility would allow the district to expand its program by 100-150 students. The school is designed that if funding increases in the future, it can be converted into a traditional comprehensive high school.