the republic logo

Gary schools have long list of needed repairs, few financial resources to address them

Share/Save/Bookmark

GARY, Indiana — Gary school officials say they need $6.5 million to repair and renovate the city's schools. But the district is scrambling to find money for the work.

A majority of the schools that will open this fall need work. Five other schools are being closed.

Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt tells The Times (http://bit.ly/1nZegls ) that money for the work will come from the school closings and teacher and staff retirements. The district also plans to tap an insurance settlement to repair January storm damage at the Bailly school.

But the scope of the work exceeds the district's resources.

Facilities Director Charles Prewitt says the district can't continue "patching" the schools.

Democratic Sen. Earline Rogers of Gary says she's broached the idea of help from the Legislature to key lawmakers.


Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Subjects:

Places:

 

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.