Budget Gives Green Light for School Expansion

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The General Assembly's failure to pass a state budget last year, pushed back plans to expand Allen County-Scottsville High School.
But after lawmakers passed a budget last month, school officials say they're back on track.

A growing community population coupled with an increase in students are the main reasons the expansion is needed.

"Our classrooms are already crowded and this year we have a very small senior class. Next year it's going to be bad, the 8th graders make up an extremely large class."

Construction is set to begin sometime next fall on eight new classrooms. This will be the first of a series of improvements to the school, including a new parking lot, additional security and new student technology. The total pricetag on the project is around $3 million.