TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) – Stakeholders, parents, and community members will have a chance to tour the renovations that continue at Tipp City schools during the first of a series of community engagement meetings.
The investments at Tipp City Exempted Village Schools are part of the ongoing permanent improvement levy to make the buildings last longer.
Over the summer, LED lighting and new doors with sensors were added to L.T. Ball Intermediate School, and both Tippecanoe Middle and High schools.
The middle school also got a new gym floor and energy efficient windows, all without asking taxpayers for additional funding.
“We are seeing some changes at our middle school particularly,” said superintendent, Dr. Gretta Kumpf. “That building was not air conditioned, so grades 6-8, there was only one small portion of that building that did have air conditioning, and it is now air conditioned and they really saw the benefits of that as we began.”
Kumpf said this permanent improvement levy has been in place for about 50 years and is on the November 6 ballot once again.
She said any questions about it will be answered at Tuesday night’s community meeting, as well as an update on last year’s proposed configuration of a Pre K- 5 building at the L.T. Ball Intermediate campus.
“Nevin Coppock and Broadway Elementary are both very aged, in fact there’s a portion of the Broadway building that’s over 100 years old,” said Kumpf. “So we are in need of new building construction and we’re excited about this new possibility and excited to get feedback from our community on that.”
That meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night at Tippecanoe’s middle school gymnasium.