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Learning Center to receive $4.5M expansion

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020

The Huntington County Community School Corporation board of trustees voted on Monday, September 14 for a $4.5 million expansion of the Huntington County Community Learning Center. The vote passed unanimously.

The expansion will increase the square footage of the building and will accommodate an additional 24 welders which will double the current capacity. Seven additional classrooms will be part of the expansion, to be used for criminal justice programs, welding and precision machining. The expansion will also allow additional space for industrial maintenance and building trades and 1,000 square feet for precision machining.

Chad Daugherty, superintendent, explained, “the current alternative school will move into the learning center from the Dyer Health and Wellness Center building after the expansion,” and he added that it will also allow for the return of the building trades program to Huntington North High School. The expansion will be built on the current site of the Junior Varsity baseball field, explained Daugherty.

The project will take roughly seven months to complete, with pre-qualification packages for contractors to bid on the project estimated to be completed in December.