BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Bloomfield Hills Public Schools has hired a design firm to draw up plans for combining two high schools, according to The Oakland Press.

The first design plan would renovate Andover High School to make room for Lahser High School students and other educational programs, The Press reported. The alternative design would be of a new school at the Andover site, the report said.

School Board President Ingrid Day said the work is preliminary and that the board has not approved any plan, The Press reported.

Superintendent Rob Glass and board trustees agree that keeping two high schools open is not feasible, The Press reported.

Some residents have objected to spending sinking fund money to plan a new high school configuration, while others have supported the single high school option, according to The Press.

SOURCE:
The Oakland Press, “Bloomfield Hills school board approves firms to create school consolidation designs,” March 26, 2011

FURTHER READING:
Michigan Education Digest, “More school buildings up for sale,” Feb. 15, 2011

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