TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County School Corporation board made a formal recommendation at its meeting Thursday night to move ahead with a plan to renovate and add new academic spaces to its three high schools.

VCSC has been weighing three options on what to do with its three high schools for the past several months. The three proposed options are outlined below:

  • 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 (received the formal recommendation)
    • 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

During the meeting, option 2 passed unanimously amongst board members with a 6-0 vote.

During the VCSC’s meeting Thursday, every parent that participated in the public comment section expressed support for option 2. The architect in charge of the project said option 2 would address all the needs of VCSC and the community.

This formal recommendation will now go to a vote on the May 3 ballot.