Columbus Christian School to have groundbreaking for expansion

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus Christian School will begin work soon on a building expansion project.

The school will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, with shovels in the ground near the corner of Indiana Avenue and Marr Road.

The expansion will connect to the existing school building and cost about $2.5 million, said Dan Lunsford, who is the business manager for both the school and East Columbus Christian Church. Site work begins June 6, but the groundbreaking is being held now so that students can be involved. Construction is estimated to take 270 days.

A major reason for the project is school growth. Lunsford said that enrollment is starting to increase significantly, and inquiries are coming in all the time.

“We’re starting to burst at the seams,” he said. “And we currently use part of the church, our Sunday school rooms and other rooms on the church side (for school).”

For the complete story, see Wednesday’s Republic.