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High School Expansion, District Administation Reorganization on Tap at CUSD 115 Board Meeting

Meeting begins at 7 p.m.

CUSD 15 School Board members will vote to approve the first phase of the planned expansion of Yorkville High School tonight at 7 p.m.

The expansion of the northwest academic addition, athletics lobby and arts and sciences classroom will cost $8-$12 million, according to probable bidding summaries. The planned expansions include wider halllways and stairways and larger common areas. Officials eventually want to see an auditorium and field house built as well.

Prior to coming to the board with the proposed plans, nearly 100 community members provided input on the needs of the crowded school. Yorkville High School has an enrollment of 1,461. In a previous article Superintendent Scott Wakeley said he'd like the district to have a high school that can house 2,000 students in grades 9 through 12. The district has plenty of capacity left at its elementary, intermediate and middle schools, he said.

Officials will also discuss a restructuring of district administration when Tim Shimp takes over as superintendent of schools.

Board members will also vote on Shimp's $172,200 contract as superintendent, which will be effective in June, after Wakeley leaves.

The board meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the district administrative offices.

Concerned long time resident January 28, 2013 at 01:25 PM
I cant believe that the school district is building on to a school that first of all was too small when they built it, but forced through a referendum to get it built, I sure hope they do not ask the homeowners for any more money in the upcoming years. I also believe you should re look at the enormous amount the superintendent is getting for a salary this is a ridiculous amount for the amount of schools he has. look at the naperville salary its pretty close and that superintendent has alott more schools. please stop wasting our money
Reasonable Conservative January 28, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Well said. If we don't get politically involved wasteful spending will be forced down our throats. Don't we have vacant school buildings in Yorkville? The cist is $10,000 per student and for what? This is too much.
CJ January 28, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Great points above - sadly, I don't think those of us with this common sense approach will be heard...

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