Gering High School students set to build new preschool

Published: Nov. 13, 2023 at 5:45 PM CST
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GERING, Neb. (KNEP) - Gering High School students will be building a new preschool.

Students from the Gering High School Construction Trades Program will be building a new preschool for students at Northfield Elementary. The new project has started construction and is expected to be completed in late May.

“We’re really excited to get started with this project, mostly you know get younger kids into the schools, get them going on their early education and having this building around I think it would be just really awesome to do that and having mostly seniors build this project. I think its honestly an honor to be able to do that so we can give this opportunity to future bulldogs who will be in our shoes one day,” said GHS student, Nevaeh Laeger.

The new building will be 5,000 sq. feet and will feature four new classrooms, a common area and office space. Gering Public Schools has partnered with Baker & Associates to develop the project.

“This was something through many conversations of growing the district and looking at our construction projects of really thinking inside and using our talents to move forward with our future generations,” said Gering Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Nichole Regan.

The project is expected to cost $900,000 with no extra cost to taxpayers as it was previously approved in the 2023-2024 fiscal year budget. Gering Public Schools can be contacted at 308-436-3125 with questions.