School board looks at new gymnastics option

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

At a special meeting Monday morning, the District 777 Board of Education agreed to consider an agreement with the Benson Civic Center Board that could lead to the gymnastics program having a larger place to practice and perform in for the next five years.

Board Chair Brian Samuelson proposed that the civic center board consider a five-year lease from the school board for use of the north end of the Benson Civic Center. During that time, the school board would be able to see how the costs of its $26.3 million building project came in over the next couple years.

If there were substantial savings over the projected costs, some of those savings might be able to go toward a new gymnastics area while also reducing the costs of a levy for $2.1 million in heating, cooling, and air conditioning improvements needed at the Senior High School.

If there were no savings, the school board would have to make a decision on whether or not it wanted to continue leasing space from the civic center...

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