Clarksville Community Schools to turn department store into tech school

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

As Clarksville Community Schools Superintendent Kim Knott put it Thursday night as she entered the district’s boardroom, the fat lady has sung.

Four months later than Knott expected, an agreement to transfer the old Value City department store to the Clarksville (Ind.) school district was reached with the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission. Both entities passed resolutions in concurrent meetings to put the building in the school district’s possession to house its New Tech High School.

Bob Popp, president of the Redevelopment Commission, said though it hasn’t been easy coming to a resolution, he was glad to sign off on the agreement.

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