Meridian (Ill.) moves ahead with high school construction plans

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Meridian School District school board is moving forward with its $29.2 million construction project by hosting weekly special meetings to discuss progress and plans.

The first payment of a $29.2 million school construction grant came through from the state last year, and board members are working on designs for the new high school.

Superintendent Dan Brue said construction bids will go out between April and June, and ground will be broken within a month of a contractor being chosen. The new high school will be connected to the old one, which will be converted into the middle school. An elementary school will be built in Blue Mound.

High school Principal Jack Blickensderfer will be retiring in June. In a unanimous vote, the board approved his replacement Eric Hurelbrink's resignation as high school athletic director and move to principal.

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