Knox School Board to Meet With Dr. Trego Tonight

Superintendent A.J. Gappa

The Knox Community School Board will be meeting in a special work session tonight with those who are part of a study committee to discuss a possible upcoming elementary building project.

The board and the Facility Study Committee have been looking at the 60-year-old Palmer Wing and after much discussion and public opinion, it was decided that the Palmer Wing needs new construction. To help pay for that new construction, the corporation may include a referendum on the ballot in the spring to ask voters to approve funding for the project.

In tonight’s work session, Superintendent A.J. Gappa said Dr. Mike Trego, an expert in school referendums from Indiana Wesleyan University, will be in Knox to discuss the possible elementary school project.

“We’ll have people come in who are interested in being on an action committee to move forward with an elementary project,” said Gappa. “Dr. Trego, at an open board meeting on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. CT, will be the consultant giving out that information to the community members that show up.”