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Groundbreaking ceremony set for new high school

Plans for the new high school are finalized. The Alexandria School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that the official groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, September 14. It will take place at the building site on Pioneer Road and 50th Avenue, across from the Grand Arbor by Knute Nelson.

"This is a symbolic event that demonstrates the commitment that the voters of District 206 have to providing students with quality educational facilities and appropriate learning environments," said Superintendent Terry Quist. "With the support of the District 206 voters, the vision of building a new high school now becomes a reality, benefitting students and the entire community."

The Board of Education, high school teacher and student representatives, community task force committee members and representatives from the architectural planning team will join public and community partners at this celebration. The program will include brief remarks from Dean Anderson, Board of Education chair, and Alexandria Mayor H. Dan Ness, among others.

Due to pre-construction site work, parking is available on site and at Grand Arbor. A shuttle bus will provide transportation from Grand Arbor to the site of the groundbreaking.

If weather conditions should prevent the ceremony from taking place on September 14, a decision to cancel the event will be made by 10 a.m. that day and announced on the front page of the district website,