School board approves HNHS stadium project

The Huntington County Community School Board of Trustees have granted Scott Bumgardner, business manager for Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC), permission to request proposals on the Huntington North High School Stadium project.

Bumgardner said during the board’s regular meeting on Monday evening, Nov. 9, that he would begin the project by first finding an architect for the project.

The board also approved a partnership between the corporation and the company JustCM, under the recommendation from Bumgardner, to use the company as a third party consultant and guide for the HNHS stadium project. He said JustCM would be with HCCSC “every step of the way,” of the project.

In unrelated business, Jay Peters, director of curriculum for HCCSC, reported that 672 letters went out to HCCSC virtual learning students on Friday, Nov. 6.

He stated that as of the time of the meeting 89 have replied with the intent to stay in the virtual learning option, and eight students plan to return to campus.

Peters pointed out that the letter was sent to virtual learning students who are “engaged, doing their work, and doing a great job for us.”

He says those students are welcome to stay in the virtual option for the rest of the school year, and parents have until Monday, Nov. 23 to log into the parent portal in PowerSchool to make their selection.

In other business, the board heard school improvement plans from the principals of Flint Springs Elementary School and Huntington North High School. Both principals noted that students and teachers alike have dealt with many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however each principal is hopeful to see continued improvement in their schools in the coming years.