The Lead-Deadwood School District held its first of thirteen meetings to solicit community feedback on proposed facility changes to the school district, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The most recent facilities plan is geared to address declining enrollments in recent years, and calls for an estimated $11.7 million in updates and renovations to the district’s elementary and high schools.
Questions raised by community members included why school facilities were being retained in both communities and staff reduction. Lead-Deadwood School District Superintendent Dan Leikvold indicated facilities would be kept in both communities as the district encompasses both communities. Leikvold also stated that staff reduction would hopefully be achieved through attrition rather than lay-offs.
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