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LASD holds forum about facilities plans

October 11, 2018

About 40 people attended a forum Wednesday evening in the Ludington High School Library to discuss the facilities study of the Ludington Area School District (LASD).

Superintendent Jason Kennedy reviewed the proposals and concepts that have been discussed at previous forums, giving community members another chance to ask questions and provide their input.

LASD currently serves 2,150 students at six educational buildings. Pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students are divided among four different school buildings.

These buildings are aging and in need of repair or renovation, Kennedy said, such as leaky roofs that need to be replaced and making them ADA-compliant.

“But you can only put a Band-Aid on it so long,” Kennedy said.

Some proposals for facilities improvements include renovating the existing buildings. However, other proposals include consolidating grades by constructing a new pre-kindergarten to fifth grade building.

Where to construct the new building is the major question.

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