NEW SCHOOL: Gilbert’s First Lesson – Roundabouts
Student at Gilbert High School started their year Thursday and it came with a celebration.
The Gilbert band greeted students as they walked into the new school building for the first time.
Voters approved a $23-million bond to pay for the 112-thousand square foot school.
The district says the new school was desperately needed because of how fast Gilbert is growing.
Students and staff say they were most surprised by the size of the new building..
“It’s crazy! There’s a lot more hallways than just one now,” Ethan Weis remarked.
“I think everyone’s just excited to be in this new school and to experience a bigger high school and just to have a great year,” Molly Luzeetek said.
Getting to the new school also looks a little different.
It just opened on Tuesday and some drivers are still figuring out how it works.
“Scary, it’s not something that we’re used to but hopefully we can get used to it”
“We have had some people make more than one circle but I think that more for curiosity and just trying it out,” Gilbert Mayor John Popp said.
Gilbert leaders say the roundabout allows traffic to move through the intersection faster.