Ground work has begun for Vian Public Schools’ new agriculture building, and Superintendent Vincent Salcedo says everything is right on schedule.
“We are in the second week of construction and are preparing the site,” he said Thursday. The “big task,” Salcedo said, is moving dirt at the site and tearing down a nearby house the school purchased as part of the project.
In March, voters approved a $905,000 bond for the new building. Along with the ag building, school officials also plan to tear down the existing bus barn. A new bus barn will be built on the property that will be created with the demolition of the home the school system purchased. The new agriculture building will be built on the site of the existing bus barn.
The new ag building will more than double the agriculture education space for the program, which has about 90 students. The new space will essentially be two buildings split by a 20-foot area. One building will house the shop and classroom, and the second building will be a livestock facility with a small show barn. The show barn will be able to accommodate show animals for students living in town and will allow hands-on animal science education as well.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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