LSC still weighing options for overcrowding solution

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Lafayette school officials have not picked a solution for how to deal with the district’s looming overcrowding issues.

Superintendent Les Huddle told the school board Monday evening that he is still gathering information and weighing options. While reopening the Oakland building as an elementary school is still the favored choice, the new home for Oakland High School has not been determined.

Huddle said moving schools is not as easy as it might sound.

“You’re looking at adding walls, subtracting walls,” said Huddle. “You’re looking at security certainly for any age of child. We’re looking at drop-off and pickups. It’s creating a new school within a school that is existing to fit the need that we want it to.”

Huddle said nothing changes his goal of having the new arrangements ready for next fall.

Meanwhile, this year’s kindergarten class is again expected to be larger than normal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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