Overcrowding at LSC could lead to Oakland HS relocation


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The future location of Oakland High School was up for discussion Thursday evening.

As News 18 previously reported, overcrowding in the Lafayette School Corporation has district leaders considering reverting the building back to an elementary school. That would require moving the high school’s students and staff to another building.

Among the options LSC administrators are considering, is the old Washington Elementary School. That building currently houses the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy.

Parents and students raised concerns about how the move could take away their feelings of stability at Oakland, but Principal Clare Lutgen is confident that with support the school will continue to thrive.

“As long as we continue to have the support of our central office and our school board, and they’re willing to dedicate the resources to make sure that we can accomplish the work that we do without sacrificing education for the kids, we’ll be fine,” said Lutgen.

The school board will set a date at Monday’s meeting on deciding a possible move.

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