OSB to address the future for two campuses

In a retreat-style meeting, Oconee County school trustees are going to address the future for two Walhalla school campuses that may feel a domino-type effect once the new high school is opened in 2015. What to do about the existing middle and high school buildings off 183 was a topic for last year’s retreat meeting. And, as announced yesterday by Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas, they will be discussed once again. Once the district charted its path to build the new high school, there were indications the middle school would be converted to an intermediate school and the high school become a middle school. But last year, to the surprise of some board members, an administrator raised the idea of tearing down the middle school and channeling money that would have been used for an intermediate school to meet other needs at elementaries such as Fair-Oak and Ravenel.