LSC moves forward with $98 million renovation plan

The Lafayette School Corporation continues to discuss a $98 million dollar renovation plan (WLFI).
The Lafayette School Corporation continues to discuss a $98 million dollar renovation plan (WLFI).

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette School Corporation continued to discuss a $98 million renovation plan Wednesday night.

The renovation calls for a brand new building for Glen Acres Elementary School and significant upgrades and additions at Tecumseh Junior High School and Jeff High School.

Administrators also want to turn the Lafayette Life Facility into a career academy where students can take culinary, engineering and robotics classes.

LSC Superintendent Les Huddle said the plan is to make all schools more handicap accessible. He said the changes could boost enrollment and make the schools safer.

Huddle said it’s important to get community input. He invited parents and staff to speak with architects about their concerns and recommendations.

“We’ll look for safety concerns that our community expresses because, again, that is going to be top priority,” Huddle said. “We’ll look at suggestions and recommendations they may have because we may miss them. The more people we can put together, the more creative we can be.”

Huddle said the tax rate for the Lafayette School Corporation should stay the same.

Renovations are expected to start by next fall and be complete by 2021.