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WL facilities strategic planning begins June 12

The West Lafayette Community School Corporation has a committee in place for its facilities strategic planning process.

Superintendent Rocky Killion says the 44 member panel will begin work in mid-June with tours of the buildings in the district.

“We have a lot of maintenance issues and I just want to make sure that we gauge community support on what we’re facing with our buildings,” he says. “And the second piece of it then is: Develop a plan or options we all might consider moving forward.”

Killion says the committee is a good cross-section of the community; however he would like to see more staff representing each school building.

Former Lafayette Schools Superintendent Ed Eiler is serving as the facilitator. Board members approved a $6,800 contract for his services at their April meeting.

Killion says the end result will be a five to seven year plan to address the district’s aging buildings.

“I would hope by November, December we will have gauged community support and input with regards to some of the options that come out of this.”

He says the Cumberland and Happy Hollow elementary buildings are more than 50 years old and the junior-senior high is about 20 years.

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