Warm weather helps Mintonye progress

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Warmer weather is helping the construction progress stay on schedule at Mintonye Elementary and Southwestern Middle schools, which were damaged in November’s tornado.

Superintendent Scott Hanback told the TSC School Board Wednesday that crews are working to take the roof off Mintonye to make repairs. They are also making progress on the wastewater treatment plant and are very close to getting all the electricity for the building back up and running.

As for Southwestern, architects and engineers have finished their damage assessments and should have repair plans put together within the next few weeks.

While the bad winter didn’t help things, most of the earliest repairs were indoors.

“We’re feeling very good about where we are with Mintonye. We believe we’re still on track to be able to move students and staff back by August. We still have a lot of work to do and a lot of logistical maneuvers to make this summer,” said Hanback.

In a News 18 update, the TSC board also appropriated the funding for the Burnett Creek and Woodland Elementary projects, as well as adopted the $6 million bond resolution.

They also hired North Montgomery Principal Doug Miller as the new assistant superintendent of secondary instruction at a salary of nearly $115,000. He will start in July after current assistant superintendent David Notary retires.

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