STANFORD - In the wake of the demise of plans A-C, Lincoln County school board members voted Thursday to send Plan D into the trenches of the facilities planning committee, hoping to bridge the impasse between the two groups over the best solution to elementary school overcrowding.
School board Chairman Jim Kelley submitted the familiar plan to the board, suggesting the expansion of the current middle school to help Stanford and Hustonville elementaries with dwindling space. The suggestion had formerly been the board's Plan B, but now includes touch-ups like monetary reasoning and statistics.
"This (plan), economically, will get us through," said Kelley.
In the recommendation, Kelley said a new middle school building, with approximately 80,000 square feet of space needed, would cost at least $8.5 million and break the board's bank.
If an addition is build to accommodate 1,100 students, the highest five-year population growth projection, the price would be limited to under $3 million, said Kelley.