WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The West Lafayette community school corporation says it picked up a win last week. As we previously reported, the school corporation is fighting a state law that requires public school corporations to lease unused school buildings to charter schools for one dollar.
This could affect the former Happy Hollow Elementary School. Last week a judge in Lake County ruled against the state's challenge to dismiss the case. Superintendent Rocky Killion says the support from other schools and taxpayers helped in the ruling.
“What helped I thought in the hearing is we had over 1,000 signatures from local taxpayers supporting West Lafayette moving forward to protect this asset,” added Killion.
Killion believes this case will end up in front of the Indiana Supreme Court. He says hearings will likely start in the next few months.