Kearney Public School Board approves land option for new school

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By News 5 Staff

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Updated: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:51:53 CST

Nearly a month after voters in Kearney approved a new high school, the school board approved its new location.

The Kearney Public School Board unanimously approved the district's plan to build on 128 acres in the southwest part of the city that's currently owned by Notz Farms.

The plan includes a land trade between the school and the farm, plus more than $200,000 from the district. 

Superintendent Brian Maher said the new site will be able to be able to accommodate the new school, while meet criteria including existing road access and city services.

School officials will tour some other high schools in the area to get construction ideas before breaking ground in spring 2014.

Kearney's new high school should be open in the fall of 2016.

It'll be paid for with part of a $68-million-bond approved by voters in September.