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      KPS Bond Pushes for New High School

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      Upperclassman are heading back to Kearney High School Thursday.

      But in just a few short years that location could change.

      Kearney High has been housing students for 53 years, but if all goes as planned, this fall KPS could be gearing up for a new building and location for the high school to call home.

      Over crowding is the main reason behind the $68 million bond issue that the district is hoping voters will approve come September 10.

      And with the population of Kearney continuing to rise, officials feel now is the time for a bigger and more efficient building.

      "Anybody who does a walk through of our building can see that we've got some crowding issues, and that our facility's a little out dated," KHS Principal Jay Dostal said. "We need to do what is in the best interest of our students, and that is to put them in an educational environment that's going to help them move through the 21st century."

      KPS will be holding tours of the school August 22 and September 5, where the public is invited to get a first hand look at the current and future problems the school faces.

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