BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An architect says it would cost less to build a high school for the community of Lockwood on the same property as the elementary school.
The community northeast of Billings plans to ask voters in May to approve a bond for the new school.
Montana lawmakers passed legislation in 2017 allowing elementary school districts with more than 1,000 students to ask voters to approve a bond for the construction of a high school.
The Billings Gazette reports Collaborative Design and Architects told the school board on Friday it would save more than $1 million by building the high school near the elementary school, rather than buying and developing another property. It also would allow elementary students to use some high school facilities.
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School Board Chairman Tim Sather says the next step is to design the school.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com