Progress is slowly being made as Hononegah High School sets their sights on removing the inflatable sports dome that collapsed last December.
“With the further damage from weather and the elements, the decision has been made to remove the dome and pull the contents out,” said Hononegah Superintendent Dr. Lynn Gibson.
Following the removal, the school will then need to weigh their options between building another air structure or putting in a permanent one. Dr. Gibson says the community will help in making that decision.
“We’ll be reaching out to the community to talk about the pros and cons of any path,” said Dr. Gibson. “We’ll be getting their opinion and input on where we should be going.”
But, Gibson says they likely won’t have a replacement by the end of 2016.
“We are operating under the assumption that we will not have any structure up there for definitely first semester next year and potentially for the whole year,” he says.
The good news for Hononegah, however, is that area school districts and community organizations are sticking by their side. They’ve helped with various events that once took place at the dome and will continue to provide resources for the school as long as they need.
“The pulling together of our community and the region to assist Hononegah has been amazing,” said Dr. Gibson. “The outpouring of concern is quite a thing to see.”