Expansion of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School to include high school grades could cost about $36.5 million, Superintendent Ted Horrell told the suburb’s Board of Commissioners in a Thursday meeting.The school system has $3.5 million left over after construction of the recently-opened Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. Since those bonds are earmarked for that property, the net cost of expansion has a preliminary price tag of about $33 million.Horrell presented the outline at the request of the Board of Commissioners, who asked him in late September to look into the idea. If city leaders decide to pursue a high school-level addition, the resulting campus could be similar to an original proposal for a 6-12 school — a plan with an estimated $50 million price tag. That idea was sidetracked by a failed April 2015 referendum for the $50 million bond issue. The city, instead, built the $20 million LMPS.”So, it cost us about $5 (million) to $6 million to wait two years,” Commissioner Josh Roman said after the discussion.The board did not vote on Horrell’s report or endorse the new high school. The body could discuss the matter at a meeting next Thursday, depending on a study of the financial impact.The Lakeland School Board has not… Read full this story
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