Three options proposed for Vigo County High Schools

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County School Corporation announced Tuesday it now has three potential plans on how to go about current high school facility projects.

The three options as proposed by the school corporation in a news release are:

  • Option 1
    • New academic spaces at North, South and West Vigo High Schools
    • Renovated co-curricular spaces at North, South and West
    • $160 million referendum for new spaces
    • $100 million for renovation projects over time
    • An additional $0.0865 tax impact over rate
  • Option 2
    • New academic spaces at North, South and West Vigo High Schools
    • Renovated co-curricular spaces at North, South and West
    • $260 million referendum for new spaces and renovation projects at one time
    • Additional $0.2484 tax impact over current rate
  • Option 3
    • New construction on current sites at North, South and West Vigo High Schools
    • $333 million referendum for new schools
    • Additional $0.3604 tax impact over current rate

The school corp. said that this fall it will work with community members to discuss the three potential facility plans to see if one can be agreed upon in December before the May 2022 referendum.

If the community votes for a high school facility referendum, the school corporation says it can use ESSER funding to assist in ending the operations referendum that was passed in 2019 early. The referendum, which is set to end in 2027, could end in 2024 under this proposal.

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