Gilbert students eager for new high school

GILBERT, Iowa (AP) — High school students in the Story County city of Gilbert are looking forward to moving across the street for classes in the fall.

KCCI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/YhXgQE ) the students will pick up their desks and chairs on the last day of school this year and carry them to waiting trucks. They’ll be moved across the street to the new high school.

Student David Nelson says he’s looking forward to “new energy, new excitement” at the new school, built at a cost of $32 million.

The new building will be 120,000 square feet, 30,000 more than the current school. It has space for 400 students and includes a safe room with thick walls to protect students and staffers from a tornado.

The old school will house students in grades three to five.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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