SCHOOL SEWER: WCCS updates plan at high school

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees heard an update on the sewer plan at the high school.According to Business Manager Tony Zickgraf, a bid date will be worked out in late March or early April. With projected costs under $350,000, a common construction wage scale will not have to be used, according to a new state law for bids after Dec. 31, 2012. Zickgraf said this should benefit the district and encourage competition and more companies to bid.In other business: Meetings on school safety will continue with area law enforcement members. WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor said meetings will be held with the Columbia City Police Department, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and state police officials. Drills may be ran at schools by the end of the year as well.The board also received an update on handbook policies at each school level. Among the concerns was the need for students at Columbia City High School to park their cars at the high school as opposed to city streets. There was also clarification for Eagle Tech Academy, stating the school is part of Columbia City High School.The next meeting for the board is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m.For a more in-depth look at this story, see the Feb. 6 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.