Calumet looks to expand New Tech to entire school

November 22, 2010

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Lake Ridge Schools is hitting the financial books to see how much money it would take to bring Calumet High School juniors and seniors into the New Tech fold.

Officials at a public hearing at 6 tonight will discuss a proposal to apply for a second loan of almost $2 million from the Indiana Common School Fund. The money would be used to remodel Calumet and buy computers, other equipment and furniture. The loan’s interest rate would be 4 percent, and it would need to be paid back over 20 years.

During a Calumet High open house last month, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett applauded the district’s plans to expand New Tech beyond the freshman and sophomore levels.