WATC Interested In Southeast High School Building

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Monday, June 17, 2013

If the school board chooses to vacate the Southeast High School building at Lincoln and Edgemoor, then another school is interested in relocating some programs to it.

"Should they make a decision to vacate Southeast, my board is interested in having a dialogue with the school board about partnering to use that facility," said Tony Kinkel, president of Wichita Area Technical College.

At tonight's Wichita School Board of Education meeting, members listened to a presentation by Kinkel regarding his school board's interest in the building.

"We're such good partners already, it has the potential to greatly expand the number of high school students that we can serve, particularly in health care programs, where there's a great need, as well as aviation and manufacturing," said Kinkel.

Several other members of the community spoke out in support of only renovating Southeast High School at its current location.

The school board members are still deciding on whether to renovate the current Southeast High School facilities, relocate and build a new high school at 127th Street East and Pawnee, or both.

The BOE will make a decision next Monday.

For answers to the most frequently asked questions about Southeast and the 2008 bond issue, click here.

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