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October 6, 2012

Public viewings scheduled

MT. VERNON — Dates have been set for public viewing of architectural designs of the new Mt. Vernon Township High School, Superintendent Mike Smith said Friday.

Those dates are Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. The designs will be available for viewing from 1 p.m. to about 8 or 9 p.m. on those days, Smith said.

There will also be four 90-minute focus group meetings held each of those days to key in on particular areas of the high school, such as technology, athletics theater, and how they relate to the overall design of the campus, Smith said.

Those sessions will also include times for business, civic and government officials to provide comment as the designs pertain to their areas of interest.

“There will be time for the business community and local government to comment on the designs as they relate to career preparation and the culture of the community and its expectations,” Smith said.

A schedule of the focus group sessions will be released next week.

The viewings will be held in the H Building of the high school campus. The primary room will be H119 along with other break-out rooms.

Smith also said informal and formal, written comments will be taken.

The new school will be a single, 300,000 square -foot building on 82 acres of land at a cost of between $60 million to $70 million, replacing the existing campus of 11 buildings on 32 acres, according to the MVTHS website. It opened in 1905.

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