Posted: Monday, 22 April 2013 1:19PM
S.E. High on School Board Agenda Tonight
WICHITA, Kan. - The big item on tonight's Wichita school board agenda is a discussion about whether to build a new high school and close the current Southeast High School.
Board Members will evalute options for four projects, but the one that's generated the most community discussion is what to do about Southeast. Southeast has the highest transfer rate of any Wichita high school.
A study by a consulting firm hired by the school district says almost a third of students who live in the Southeast High boundary area attend other schools. In other words, they go to private schools, e-schools, are home schooled, or go to other public high schools.
So the question for school board members is whether to expand and renovate Southeast, or build a new high school at 127th East and Pawnee at a cost of $54 million.