New northwest Sioux Falls high school on schedule to open fall 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The Sioux Falls School District says it is on schedule to have a new high school open by the fall of 2021.

This week the school board 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 on 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 Academy.

Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher said the new facility will benefit more than just the students in the area.

"For the next three years, as we're building a high school and we're building a middle school and we're working on some of the other pieces of this bond issue, there is going to be a lot of job opportunity there for folks in the trades and how those dollars change hands," he said. "There will be a lot of employment there."

The 49-acre site will cost $4.3 million.

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