The West Central School Corporation is a step closer to making $3.8 million in building security upgrades. The school board approved a series of three resolutions Thursday, to move ahead with the “secure entrance and utilization of space project.”
Superintendent Don Street says a ten-year, $3.8 million bond will be used to pay for the work. “Because we have existing obligations maturing – our middle school bond will be paid off – we anticipate zero impact, dollar-wise, to the net Debt Service Fund,” he explained. “So our tax rate should not increase in the Debt Service Fund because of the existing obligation going away.”
Local residents had the chance to learn more about the project and offer input, as part of a public hearing during Thursday’s meeting. Street says no comments were received from the public.
A big goal of the project is to reconfigure the schools’ entrances, so that visitors will have to pass through the school’s office before going into the rest of the building.