Webster County Schools plans to begin construction soon on a new junior high school. Superintendent James Kemp says the board of education approved $4.5 million in bonds to fund the project. Kemp says the school will sit next to the county’s high school in Dixon. The plan is to renovate and expand part of the old high school building that was vacant. The school will house around 160 seventh and eighth graders. Currently those grades are spread out between the county’s four elementary schools.
Kemp says the board of education decided to add a junior high to better meet the state’s updated K-12 educational standards. He says the district will offer more advanced and specialized classes. The junior high is set to open next fall.