What will become of the old Warren Harding High School?

What will become of the old Warren Harding High School?

WARREN — The board of education has decided to quickly assemble a committee to determine what should be done with the old Warren G. Harding High School to make way for the new high school opening in the fall.

Board president Robert Faulkner said the committee will be formed in about a week and make a recommendation to the board in about a month.

The decision to establish the group came after the board voted 3-2 during a special meeting today not to rescind a 2005 board resolution to preserve the old building when the new facility adjacent to Harding opens in the fall.

The type of members who will serve on the committee will be determined after Faulkner talks with individual board members, he added.

In 2003, voters approved a 6.984-mill bond issue to construct new schools, including a new high school, and a $1 million bond issue to preserve historic elements of Harding.

Faulkner said, however, it will take from $3 million to $6 million to keep the old building open, including the auditorium.

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