VCSC recommends renovations, new academic spaces for high schools

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County School Corporation board made a formal recommendation at its Thursday night meeting to move forward with a plan to renovate and add new academic space at its three high schools.

The VCSC has weighed three options on what to do with its three high schools over the past few months. The three options offered are described below:

  • Option 1
    • New academic spaces in the North, South and West high schools of Vigo
    • Renovated extracurricular areas in the North, South and West
    • $160 million referendum for new spaces
    • $100 million for renovation projects over time
    • An additional tax impact of $0.0865 compared to the rate
  • Option 2 (has received the formal recommendation)
    • New academic spaces in the North, South and West high schools of Vigo
    • Renovated extracurricular areas in the North, South and West
    • $260 million referendum for new spaces and renovation projects both
    • Additional tax impact of $0.2484 over the current rate
  • Variant 3
    • New construction on the current sites of the north, south and west high schools of Vigo
    • $333 million referendum for new schools
    • Additional tax impact of $0.3604 over the current rate

During the meeting, option 2 was passed unanimously by the board members with a vote of 6-0.

At the VCSC meeting on Thursday, all the parents who participated in the public comment section expressed their support for Option 2. The architect in charge of the project said that Option 2 would meet all the needs of the VCSC and community.

This formal recommendation will now go to a vote in the ballot on May 3.

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