Lincoln Public Schools breaks ground on first of two new high schools

LPS held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday for a new high school.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Public Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday for the first of two new high schools. The school will be located at NW 48th and W. Holdredge Streets. The new building is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022.

“This is going to be 21st-Century architecture,” LPS Superintendent Dr. Steve Joel said. “It’s going to have learning spaces that are quite frankly going to be new and unique and really engaging and motivating for students.”

A $290 million bond issue was approved by voters back in May.  The building will have several levels, and LPS hopes to have around 700 to 800 students enrolled.

“This has been a long time in the works, two years worth, great community effort, a lot of people involved. With any bond issue we knew we can’t do everything. We knew that high schools this time around had to be our highest priority,” Joel said.

Construction for the second high school will begin in 2023.

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