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COLUMBIA CITY â At Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ (WCCS) meeting of the Board of School Trustees Monday, April 8, a new high school was publicly discussed for the first time in several years.
At that meeting, WCCS Superintendent Pat OâConnor said public input would be important to the district.
The Post & Mail sought feedback from its Facebook followers last week and found public opinion on several sides of the spectrum.
Some felt the new high school was needed as soon as possible, regardless of the price tag.
âA new school to better childrenâs education is worth a tax raise. They needed a new high school a long time ago,â said Amanda Lindzy.
Columbia City High School, in the current building, opened its doors in the late 1950s. Some felt the age of the building was too advanced for future use.
âFour generations have been through those halls,â said Candy Pease. âWe need a new high school. Our children deserve to have a high school that we can be proud of to hold events. There are so many events that we cannot hold due to the size and age of our high school.â
A concern among citizens on The Post & Mailâs Facebook page was the loss of people in the community due to not having the building.
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