Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


June 13, 2014

Decatur schools working with Ivy Tech, Purdue

GREENSBURG — Students at Decatur County Schools will soon be able to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Purdue with only two years of attendance at the school under a new plan being pursued by school officials.

The Decatur County Community Schools board on Wednesday also told a developer that it would like more alternatives for the construction of basketball arenas at both high schools and that it plans to add a softball field to comply with federal equal access laws.

Superintendent Johnny Budd said the school corporation is close to an agreement with Purdue University and Ivy Tech that would allow students to obtain one year of college credit at the local high schools that they could transfer to Ivy Tech. With one additional year of studies at Ivy Tech, the students then can join Purdue University with an associate degree and would need only two full Purdue years for a bachelor’s degree.

The agreement would provide big tuition savings for local students, Budd said.

“It’s going to be huge for our kids,” he said.

The school board also is continuing to revise plans for the two basketball arenas at the high schools to keep costs below $2 million per project. Above $2 million, local property owners could delay the project by opposing it and forcing a vote at the polls.

School board members asked their architectural consultant, George Link, of VPS Architecture, to generate some alternative design elements, including metal siding and roof, to reduce costs before the school corporation seeks bids.

School board members Matthew Hoeing and Annette Geis said they both have fielded questions from local constituents about the possibility of replacing the partial brick exterior with metal.

Link said he would come back to the board July 9 with options. The projects are to be financed with bonds.

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