Knox Schools Building Project Proceeds to Design Phase

The Knox Community School Corporation’s building project is officially moving ahead. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart says the $20 million project has been approved.

“The deadline for petitions to be filed in that process was Monday, June 24, and no petitions were received by the Clerk’s Office,” he explains. “As a result, we are going to be starting our design phase of the building project.”

It calls for the demolition of the elementary school’s Palmer Wing and the construction of a new addition extending south from the newer portion of the school. The high school would get a couple additions on its north side to house vocational programs and a multipurpose room. All three schools would get secure entries.

Reichhart says school officials are pleased with the progress, so far. “We’re very thankful to our community for their support, and this project will not result in any increase in taxes, which is always a huge thing when we talk about this.” He says the goal is for construction to start about a year from now, following the end of the 2019-2020 school year.