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EVSC unveils new school designs

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Designs for the new North High School and middle school were shown to rotary club members at the Coliseum.

The new shared building will have room for 3,000 students and cost about $80 million to build.

Parts of the building will be two stories tall, and the entire facility will have 143 classrooms, 19 science labs, nine computer labs and two media centers.

North's football team will play home games at the new campus, and there will be two baseball fields and two softball fields.

The schools are expected to open in the fall of 2011.

"Once this facility opens, Scott and Oak Hill will become elementary schools, and we will be able to split the enrollment there so those schools will go back to the 500 to 600 student range, and then we are moving to a facility that is no longer land locked," EVSC superintendent Vince Bertram said. "The current North High School facility will become a middle school, so many of the issues with student parking and so forth will be resolved."

The EVSC had to acquire some of the land needed to build the schools through eminent domain.

The EVSC will go to court in February to have a final price determined for the property they purchased from Baseline Properties.

Bids for the construction project will be heard at the November school board meeting.

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