The Boone community will get one last chance to see its old school this weekend before construction on the new school finishes up. People will even have a chance to take some school items home with them.
Boone voters approved a $16 million bond issue to build a new high school. Part of that construction is finished and open to staff and students, but in order to complete the project the 100-year-old original school building needs to be removed first.
“It’s really an opportunity to move from 1911 learning environment to a 21st Century learning environment,” says Superintendent Brad Manard.
Manard says the district is selling some of the old school items in an auction on Saturday at noon. Items include desks, chairs, cabinets, pottery wheel, refrigerators, microscopes and much more.
There will also be a ribbon cutting Saturday to open the new building at 10:00 a.m.
People will have the chance to tour both the old and the new schools