The Lead-Deadwood School Board recently approved $5.3 million in renovations to its elementary and high schools, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The district has faced steady declines in enrollment, and may close the middle school if enrollment continues to decline over the next five years. Read the full enrollment projection study here.
An $11.7 million plan was approved by the Lead Deadwood School Board in April. However, after consultation with a nearby church from which the district hoped to purchase additional land, the school board decided to not go forward with the land purchase. The new plan includes two phases which will focus on renovations to the elementary and high school, with plans for closure of the middle school yet to be determined.
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