Tyler, MINN(KMHL)- The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board held a special meeting last night and discussed their new school proposal and where to build. The district recently passed a 35-million-dollar bond to build a new K-12 facility in Tyler.
The board had three options on the site of the school. The current campus, Just north of the current campus over the football field or on land the City of Tyler recently purchased on the west side of town along County Road 8. They board voted to build the school on that lot that the city purchased on the west side of town.
Building on the new site will allow for the high school to be fully functional until the new school is completed. Superintendent David Marlette says it is a trade deal with the City of Tyler with no money exchanged. “The offering from the City is that our present high school site land would be traded for that land with no money exchanged.” Marlette said the infrastructure is already in place on the property.
The School will continue to use the football field on the current campus for up to 10 years. Marlette also says the building plans have not changed. They will go out to bid near the end of June with shovels in the ground this fall.