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Attention on new school in Shoshoni

May 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer

A group of Shoshoni residents are holding an informational meeting next week concerning the progress of the new school building.

Dawn Marie Thacker said many in the community feel there is a lack of information about where Fremont County School District 24 officials are at in the process of building the new facility.

"I think (the meeting is) just to make sure everybody is on the same page because a lot of folks are questioning what has been going on," Thacker said. "We'd like to know what's going on. It's our community; it's a huge part of our lives."

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4 at the Shoshoni Senior Center.

Shoshoni is in the early stages of planning for the $49 million, 95,000-square-foot kindergarten-through-12th-grade school. Multiple studies were conducted on the current 1937 facility and its additions, revealing the building was no longer deemed suitable for educating students.

All interested community members are encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting.

Thacker said school district representatives have been invited to attend to address questions and concerns.

"We are trying to notify everyone," she said. "We really want everyone to have a say and to know what's going on."

Last month, the district formed a Capital Construction Advisory Committee, which is a group of citizens and district representatives working as a liaison between the district and the community.

The committee has held two meetings so far.

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