SPRINGVILLE – A public hearing will be held on June 21, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in regards to the disposition of Springville Elementary School. The North Lawrence Community Schools has offered the property back to Perry Township.
“The actual vote to accept or reject may or may not be held on this date,” said Perry Township Trustee Bob Phillips.
In July of 2020, Perry Township and Lawrence County Independent Schools entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire the Springville Elementary School for educational purposes. Since that time, LCIS decided to use the Fayetteville School due to time constraints on the charter school to have a facility secured by May 1, 2021. Springville Elementary School had not yet been offered to Perry Township officials.
Under provisions of Indiana Code 20-3-6-9 after a school corporation no longer needs a school for educational purposes the school corporation must offer the former school building to the township as a gift.
North Lawrence Community Schools voted to close four elementary schools in January of 2020, both Fayetteville and Springville were offered back to the townships. Indian Creek Township officials voted to acquire Fayetteville School in April 2021 and sold the property to LCIS for $1.00 for education purposes.