Board approves site for new Sioux Falls high school

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Sioux Falls' next high school now has an address.

The school board has voted unanimously to buy land off Marion Road near Career and Technical Education Academy for the new facility.

A subcommittee formed by the school board considered eight sites in the northwest side of Sioux Falls. That included a piece of land that would have been donated by Sanford Health near the Sanford Sports Complex.

In the end, it chose the site near CTE. The 49-acre site will cost $4.3 million.

The land is currently owned by Journey Development Company and Journey Land Company. The district is accepting a $1 million donation toward the price of the land from one of those companies.

The site is close to two other schools -- Sioux Falls New Tech High School and Southeast Tech.

Voters approved a $190 million bond in September to build the new high school and other projects.

The district is holding a news conference Friday to discuss more about the project.