After months of discussion, levying a tax and approving the paperwork, construction on the second Scott County High School is set to begin Sept. 1.
Great Crossing High School, which will cost about $58 million, is scheduled to open in August 2019. The high school is expected to be able to accommodate 1,500 students, with area for up to 1,930 students and about 40 regular classrooms.
To help pay for the school, the school district approved a tax increase earlier this year which will appear on Scott County tax bills this fall.
Superintendent Kevin Hub previously said the tax increase would also help the district build a new elementary and middle school. Since becoming superintendent in July 2016, Hub has pushed to get a second high school built.
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Scott County is projected to have more than 3,000 high students by the 2020-21 school year.
The school colors are white, navy blue and kelly green, which pay homage to the district’s former schools: Georgetown High School and Great Crossing School, which now serves as the district’s central office. The school’s mascot will be the Warhawks.