Knox School Board Authorizes Project Hearing

Superintendent A.J. Gappa

The Knox Community School Board Monday night gave authorization for a project hearing and a preliminary determination hearing regarding the elementary school project. The hearing will be held on Monday, Dec. 3 during the regular meeting of the board. They will be discussing the possible referendum during that meeting.

As part of that discussion, Superintendent A.J. Gappa said Dr. Mike Trego, an expert in referendums from Indiana Wesleyan University, came back to the school corporation last week to discuss the referendum process with members of the school board and members of the public. The formation of a Political Action Committee (PAC) was done to work toward the success of that referendum.

“It was really, in my mind, a positive meeting,” stated Gappa. “The group was optimistic and enthusiastic. A retired teacher, Dave Bullock, has volunteered to be chairman of the PAC; Kasey Clark, a former Knox student, has volunteered to be the treasurer of the committee and another former Knox student who is the director of the SCILL Center, Jerry Gurrado, volunteered to be co-chairman when Mr. Bullock asked for some help.”

The group has already started to work together to develop a website and the name of the Committee is “Whatever it Takes.”

The school board will meet on Monday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to finalize the discussion on the referendum.