Bartholomew County school administrators say it will take about $63 million to repair Columbus North High School. Corporation planners are evaluating the 50-year-old school to determine necessary improvements.
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation superintendent John Quick says the corporation is hosting a series of public forums to present information and gather ideas from residents about the renovations. He says the scope of the school is important to remember when considering the cost. Quick says CSO Architects from Indianapolis is working on the project. He says BCSC is pleased with the new Central Middle School that CSO designed, and decided to hire them for North’s renovations.
Quick says the soonest construction could begin is in 2008. He says while tax increases are something the corporation is considering, any increase will probably not be extensive. Quick says a one cent increase over a 20-year term would bring in over $4.75 million. He says the next public forum is set for May 7th at Columbus East High School.