District approves plan for new gifted center

District approves plan for new gifted center

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

The Lindbergh Board of Education voted 7-0 to approve a plan for its new gifted center July 21.

The plan will cost the district $5.5 million and will see the renovation of the old high school library into the new gifted center. Superintendent Tony Lake said the idea was hatched during planning for high school improvements.

“We were trying to figure out what to do with the existing library — It’s a unique structure, we didn’t want to knock it down,” Lake said. 

Lake said the project originally came in at $6.5 million, but with the help of BSI Constructor architects the district was able to cut about $1 million from the cost. He said construction costs are not going to go down from where they are, and will likely take a while to settle, so the district can move forward responsibly with this project.