Lancaster supervisors give go ahead for expanded auditorium

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—In a joint meeting of the Lancaster board of supervisors and school board on Thursday, January 26, the school board received unanimous approval to move forward with a plan increasing the size of the auditorium at the future middle/high school at a cost of approximately $2 million.

The school board has been working on the design requirements of the $63.1 million school, planning on a 250-seat auditorium based on state recommendations, according to superintendent Jessica Davis. “They recommend seating for a third to half of the ADM (average daily membership), which is around 470 for grades 7-12,” she said. This compares to the auditorium at the middle school which seats 500.

While adequate for student needs, county administrator Don Gill said “community organizations had asked for a larger….

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