Preliminary plans for additions to South Side High School and Watson School have been revealed.
The improvements are part of the $45.9 million bond that was approved by the community last year. The projects at Watson and SSHS make up the largest part of the bond.
The high school will see two new additions, at the southeast and northwest portions of the building, replacing the former’s temporary classrooms. The library, field and fitness center are also getting makeovers. Existing rooms will also see renovations.
“We’re matching the style of the additions to the current building,” said Roger Smith, of BBS Architects. “We tried to take what’s there and use it for the whole building.”
Watson will see a parking lot with at least 10 additional spaces and allow traffic to enter and exit, at the expense of some its field. The playground will also be relocated. Rooms will also be added where the large pavement area is now.
The board of education hopes to make final decisions on the plans at its October meeting. Construction on the projects may start next summer.
Check out the draft proposals above, as well as satellite images of the schools.
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