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.