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School board approves $11 million bid for career academy

Bids are approved and a construction date is now set for Lafayette School Corporation's multi-million dollar career academy.

Posted: Apr. 12, 2018 12:11 AM
Updated: May. 15, 2018 2:14 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Bids are approved and a construction date is set for Lafayette School Corporation's multi-million dollar career academy.

As News 18 has reported, the career academy will take over the old Lafayette Life Insurance building at 18th Street and Teal Road.

Students from LSC, Tippecanoe and West Lafayette schools will be able to use the academy.

LSC's school board approved the bids Monday night, totaling $11 million to complete phase one. Construction is expected to start by June 1.

Superintendent Les Huddle named just a few programs Monday that will be included in the academy.

"We'll have our culinary arts, we'll have the criminal justice, we'll have an education part, we'll have project lead the way, we’ll have health care," said Huddle.

The second phase will happen down the line. Huddle said the goal is to be able to eventually use the other half of the building during the evenings.

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