BOONE, Iowa—It took a lot longer than many anticipated, but the Boone High School project is officially underway. Originally it was hoped that work would begin by late summer, then early fall. The official ground breaking ceremony was held on the east side of the high school in Blair Park. A large crowd of supporters, students and staff were available for the comments from School Board President Dr. Jeff Anderson, Don Romig who chaired the Bond Committee, Chamber Executive Director Kurt Phillips, Boone Mayor Pro-Tem Shari Gillespie and School Superintendent Dr. Brad Manard. (Click for video)
Outside, ceremonial ground breaking included the 7th through 12th grade class presidents, members of the Student Council, Representatives of the Bone Committee and School Board members. Kirk Leeds, Vice-President of the School Board talked about moving to Boone and being disappointed with the first bond issue for a middle school failed. Since being elected to the Board, Leeds says patrons have approved the Middle School construction, extensive remodeling and an addition to the Franklin Elementary and now the High School project. Leeds said he was proud of the residents of the Boone School District for their efforts to support education.