By Delilah Rose — Student Correspondent
Southern Door’s upcoming referendum hopes to pass facility improvement plans for their school. Although the looks of the school from the outside have stayed the same for many years, the inside is in need of an update, according to Patty Vickman, Southern Door Superintendent. Many of the concept plans from years ago are now outdated and problematic. Southern Door feels that there is now an opportunity to boost its school’s function and use with community investment.
Vickman stated that this would allow the school to “modernize our facilities for today’s students.” Along with a solid, ready-to-go plan that is based on Southern Door security, the school is ready to modernize its learning environment. Vickman also said that the community “may not realize how the courses have changed, opportunities have changed, and really what we need to do to get kids ready for the next step in their life.”
Plans are focused on repairing some of its outside structure, resurfacing the high school parking lot, lighting, handicap accessible entrances and bathrooms, interior classroom walls in the elementary, expanding rooms for community use, and moving the high school office for more secure entry.
Southern Door encourages their community to come and look at the school and participate in the vote.
Here is the full interview with Patti Vickman on the referendum for Southern Door schools.