UPDATE: Workshop between city, park, school officials postponed

UPDATE MARCH 7: The workshop has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date, officials said.

Members of the LaPorte City Council, LaPorte Park and Recreation Board and LaPorte Community School Board will meet Thursday, March 9, in a special joint workshop to “discuss potential partnership options affecting concepts considered for a new middle school,” according to a press release from Mayor Blair Milo’s office.

The public may attend the workshop, which will begin at 5 p.m. at LaPorte City Hall; however, public comment will not be sought during the meeting, according to the press release.

Milo provided this further information to WNLP: 

“As the LaPorte Community School Corporation has investigated and pursued options for achieving goals outlined in their strategic capital plan, the City has worked to be a partner in ensuring great opportunities for our students of this and following generations. Throughout that process different projects and associated requirements have been developed for meeting those strategic goals.  Thursday’s meeting is an opportunity for partners from the School Board of Trustees, the Park Board and the City Council to all participate in a workshop discussing potential collaboration opportunities amongst the three entities in order to best meet goals outlined in the strategic capital plan, specifically regarding impacts to the middle school grade levels. All parties involved wanted to ensure that discussions are held in as transparent a fashion as possible, with information being shared equally and at the same time amongst all stakeholder bodies. I’m looking forward to a great conversation amongst parties who all want to see our schools and community best poised for current and future success!”

No official action is taken during a workshop; it is held for discussion and exchange of ideas only.

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