Committees for auditoriums to meet Sept. 19, Sept. 27

An ad-hoc committee of the Elk River Area School Board has scheduled two community conversations to gather information on the support of new performing arts/auditoriums at Rogers and Zimmerman high schools.

The community conversations and initiatives will be volunteer driven and are not associated with any District 728 ballot issues.

The community conversations are both scheduled for 7 p.m. The first is Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Rogers Middle School and the second is Thursday, Sept. 27 at Zimmerman Middle/High School. The conversations are free and are open to all interested citizens.

Neither school has a performing arts center or auditorium. Voters approved the construction of scaled-down Rogers High School in 2000. In 2004 and 2007, the district proposed an auditorium as part of two different bonds; however, neither had the support of voters. Zimmerman High School is a shared facility using a middle school plan.