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Asbury Alternative on agenda for Board of Education

SARAH LOWERY

Staff Writer

 

The Lincoln County Board of Education is scheduled to meet twice this week, first tonight during a special-called session.

On the agenda for the meeting, taking place at 5 p.m. at Lincoln County Schools’ administrative offices on North Generals Boulevard in Lincolnton, is discussion on the future of the old Asbury Alternative School.

Input will be gathered from both administrators and staff on the topic.

Students of the school are typically there for at least a full grading cycle, with the chance to go back to their regular high schools after they have completed the amount of time they are assigned, according to previous Times-News reports.

The school system had been working on an architectural plan to renovate the school, located in eastern Lincolnton. However, the city has a water line that runs under the building that would have to be moved. It was not clear who would take responsibility for doing so, and talks were previously conducted between both sides.

The city had at one time said it would be up to the school district to remove the line, which would be a costly endeavor.

School officials are now reportedly considering plans to move Asbury to the Lincolnton High School campus, prompting some concerns from parents.

The Board of Education will also conduct its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administrative offices. During this meeting, School Board members are expected to vote on approving bids for various school-renovation projects, including the gym roof for G.E. Massey Elementary School, the North Brook Elementary School parking lot and North Lincoln High School’s HVAC system for its field house.

They will also consider various policies, including regarding graduation ceremonies for high schools, and hear several reports.

 

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