District OR-1 Palmyra Junior High School

District OR-1 Palmyra Junior High School

In 2015, the Palmyra-Bennet District OR-1 residents of Lancaster and Otoe counties passed two bond issues totaling $12.4 million to fund improvements at the Bennet Elementary School and Palmyra High School. The first bond issue will pay for renovations and additions to the two schools, while the second will pay for a new track and football field.

Improvements to the Palmyra High School include the demolition of a wing built in 1935; a new career center addition for AG, FCS, and IT classrooms; a new competition gym with a fine arts stage and a new music room; new secure visitor entrance near the main office to improve school safety and security; and an expanded commons/dining area to provide more space for special events.

The new $1.5 million 400-meter track and football field will be built north of the city park and will replace a non-competitive gravel track at the school site, and provide an upgraded field, with concessions and seating areas.