The New Albany-Floyd school board has taken a big stride toward spending up to $60 million to upgrade three schools.
The board voted Monday night to hire architectural firms from Evansville and Indianapolis to draw up proposals and refine budget estimates. Administrators cited the firms’ experience in school construction and in assisting with referendums to get the public’s approval for the spending.
Floyd County residents could vote in 2014’s general election on the plans under a new requirement of state law. “This whole thing pivots off a successful referendum,” Assistant Superintendent Brad Snyder said.
The board voted unanimously to hire VPS Architecture of Evansville, which handled the renovation and expansion of Floyd Central High School, to conduct a feasiblity study of Prosser Career Education Center, at 4202 Charlestown Road.