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Proposed changes to facilities in Lead-Deadwood will retain the elementary school in Deadwood, and the high school in Lead.
Proposed changes to facilities in Lead-Deadwood will retain the elementary school in Deadwood, and the high school in Lead.
Black Hills Knowledge Network
May 16, 2017

Lead-Deadwood School District Holds Public Meeting to Discuss District’s Future

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.

To read more news about Lead and Deadwood, visit their community profiles on the Black Hills Knowledge Network. Recent news about education and training in the Black Hills region can be found at the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive.

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