Josh Middleton

Josh Middleton poses for a photograph outside the giant “M” at the entrance of the Middleton High School football field on May 25, 2016.

MIDDLETON — The Middleton school district is seeking a permit from the city to build a new elementary school.

The district already has a 15-acre property on Purple Sage Road south of Meadow Park Boulevard ready, and the school board has approved a basic design for the school, Superintendent Josh Middleton said. The district is working with Design West on the new school.

A public hearing before the Middleton Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 13. The commission will consider granting the school district a conditional use permit for the new school.

Middleton said the school board will consider at its January meeting whether to run a bond referendum for the new school in March.

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The new school is expected to cost $25 million or less, according to information presented to the school board in September.

The Middleton school district has three elementary schools now — Heights, Mill Creek and Purple Sage. Purple Sage is the newest of the three. It was built in 2003, according to district records.

Former Middleton Superintendent Richard Bauscher is serving as a consultant to the district on the proposed new school.

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