St. Joe School Board to Vote On Two High School Plan

After a committee meeting Tuesday night the St. Joseph School board is set to vote on a proposal that would build one new high school in the city and designate Benton and Lafayette high schools as middle school facilities.

The plan would place a $110-million bond issue on a future ballot, possibly as early as April, with hopes of building a new high school facility. Benton and Lafayette would then be converted to middle schools housing sixth through eighth grade students. Under the plan Central high school would be the one current high school to remain in service.

If approved by the full school board and passed by voters this plan would increase the debt service levy by a little more than 31 cents.

The full School Board meets next Monday, January 25.