by Emily Armentrout
The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County will hold its next board meeting on Tuesday, June 11 in the LaFontaine Elementary gymnasium at 6 p.m. to discuss damage to a structural beam on the west side of the building that has rusted out and needs replaced.
“Our current option is to use the front classrooms for 6th grade, while the community, board of education and district officials work to decide the plans for the following year,” Dr. Sandra Weaver, Superintendent of MSD told The Paper.
“Due to other repairs that will need to take place in the coming years, such as the boiler system, air condition units and cement work, we need to decide whether to put money into the LaFontaine building or to have all elementary students attend Southwood Elementary starting the 2014-15 school year,” added Dr. Weaver.
The board would like to make an informed decision with community input. At the meeting, in an effort to provide all information necessary, the board will have recommendations from the structural engineer and the architect. This will be the first in a series of meetings about LaFontaine Elementary Schools according to Dr. Weaver.