WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A petition supporting West Lafayette Community School Corporation's lawsuit against the State of Indiana is at more than 300 signatures.
The petition says it is "unjust" for the state to mandate that the former Happy Hollow Elementary be made available to a charter school for a nominal amount of money. In this case, a charter school could buy it for $1.
A meeting Tuesday night informed residents about the class-action suit and encouraged them to sign the petition. Currently, no charter schools have expressed interest, however Superintendent Rocky Killion said West Lafayette Schools need to prepare for the future.
"The judge asked several times where West Lafayette tax payers are in this so we asked West Lafayette tax payers to consider signing," said Killion. "I think it shows that West Lafayette tax payers also have a say in what happens to the assets that they pay for."
Killion said he would like the petition to have 1,000 signatures by the end of this week. If you would like to sign it, you can do so at any West Lafayette Community School.
The state most likely won't respond to the lawsuit until the new year.