LASD proposes building new pre-K to 5th grade building

September 26, 2018

The latest update for the public when it comes to the facilities study for Ludington Area Schools brought eight proposals, but Superintendent Jason Kennedy whittled it down two potentials in a meeting at the high school library where 25 people were in attendance.

The district reviewed two potential proposals, and both include building a new pre-kindergarten to fifth grade building. Exactly where would be a major question.

One of the proposals calls for building an “environmentally-friendly” elementary campus on the Outcalt property, which is near the school forest. The other proposal calls for the district to buy a piece of property for a new elementary school, and improvements would be made to both the Outcalt property and the school forest.

Both proposals had a ballpark-figure of somewhere between $95 to $100 million.

“I beleive in the concept of touching all of the kids across the district,” Kennedy said in presenting the plans and ideas. “We can work on just the secondary complex, but it doesn’t impact all kids.”

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