Chillicothe council hears from school superintendent on centralization

| November 12, 2015
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This is a picture of the placard showing Option B of the Master Expansion Plan for the Chillicothe High School campus

This is a picture of the placard showing Option B of the Master Expansion Plan for the Chillicothe High School campus.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – The Chillicothe City Council gathered for their November session Monday, November 9,

Close up of placard showing Option B.

Close up of placard showing Option B.

2015. One of the main points was the proposed expansion of the Chillicothe High School campus. The plan is to carry put the addition of middle and elementary grades over the next 20-25 years, to move those students from out dated facilities to a central campus.

Dr. Roger Barnes, Superintendent of the Chillicothe R-II School District, explained how community members gathered for a brainstorming session about a year ago.

The two options offered addressed the traffic congestion already present at 190 and Hornet Drive by building access roads off Highway 65 to the north. Councilman at Large and Finance Chairman David Moore had this to say.

A finance meeting will be held November 23, to assess the commitment the city can make to the project ahead of a public forum December 1st to work on a bond proposal for the April ballot.

Close Up of placard showing Option A.

Close Up of placard showing Option A.

Also part of the agenda that night was the recognition of Parks and recreation Board Member Karen Dixon. Dixon recently resigned from the board and council wanted to thank her for her service. After the presentation of a Certificate of recognition by Mayor Chuck Haney, Parks and Rec. Supervisor Josh Norris thanked Karen for her commitment for the past 6 years.

Josh Norris (r), Karen Dixon (c) and Mayor Chuck Haney (l)

Josh Norris (r), Karen Dixon (c) and Mayor Chuck Haney (l)

The Chillicothe City Council will meet again Monday, November 30, 2015, at 6 p.m. at Chillicothe City Hall, 715 Washington St.

Learn more about the community at the city’s website.

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