(Batesville, Ind.) - Batesville Community Schools will break ground in a couple months on a renovation at the district’s intermediate school.
The school board passed a $12 million remonstrance last November after a $28 million ballot issue for more widespread improvements in all the district buildings failed with voters in 2009.
The last pieces of property needed around Batesville Intermediate School were purchased for a combined $290,000 this month.
According to the Batesville Herald Tribune, Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts told the board that ground could be broken June 1 on the $10 million intermediate school renovation once contractor bids go out and a construction fund is established.
Another $2 million from the remonstrance will be used for upgrades in Batesville High School’s vocational wing.
Batesville Community Schools expects 2009-10’s enrollment of 2,095 students to increase by about 170 students over the next six years.
Much of the space crunch has been at the intermediate school, where after the addition of a two-story classroom wing it will be able to handle the move of third graders from Batesville Primary School.