HCCSC Facility Improvements

September 16, 2020 – Huntington, Indiana

The Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) continues to address the

needs in our district relating to our facilities and serving our community. Plans have begun

to address the traffic patterns at Flint Springs Elementary and Horace Mann Elementary

Schools in collaboration with the City of Huntington. Additional work is in progress to

address the growing needs of our students and community members at the Huntington

County Community Learning Center as well.

Flint Springs Elementary School has seen growth in population and an increase in

parent/guardian drop off and pick up of students. These changes have created additional

vehicles lining up resulting in cars extending onto Tipton Street. HCCSC re-opened Horace

Mann Elementary for the start of the 2018-19 school year after the school had been closed

as an elementary building for seven years. Opening this building with students in grades

kindergarten through fifth grade once again also brought many parents and guardians

dropping off and picking up their students, which resulted in vehicles lined up onto

Waterworks Road. In an effort to improve the safety and to not block traffic on these two

roads, plans have begun to re-route the traffic patterns of cars and buses at these two

schools. These plans for improvements were announced at the HCCSC Board of Trustees

Meeting on Monday, September 14, 2020. A draft of these plans may be viewed on the

HCCSC web page at www.hccsc.k12.in.us by selecting the school and then clicking on the

Parent tab.

The Huntington County Community Learning Center (LC) came to life through the collective

efforts and funding of many community businesses, the City of Huntington, the County of

Huntington, and HCCSC in July of 2016. This facility serves not only students of HCCSC, but

many community members taking classes in the evenings through the IMPACT Institute, Ivy

Tech, Work One of Northeast Indiana, and Huntington University as well as being home to

the Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team. In the last four years the LC has seen a growth

in the number of students utilizing both the facility and its programs. Academic college

classes are offered both during the day and in the evening, in a variety of subjects. Over 200

community members have taken certification classes in CNC Machining, Industrial

Maintenance, and Welding, with five additional classes planned for this fall. A diagram of the

addition is available on the HCCLC web site.

Due to the continued growth at the LC, an expansion is planned for later this year. A

separate facility will be built next to the current facility. It will house both an expanded

welding shop with classroom that will triple space for welding, an advanced machine shop

with classroom that will allow for both expansion and modernization of the precision

machining program, as well as a new classroom and simulator room for the Criminal Justice

program. Also planned in the new space is shop space for both the current Industrial

Maintenance classes and the potential for Building Trades down the road. Space for the

High School Alternative School will also be included in the new facility.

The improvements in progress will be supported by the 2020 General Obligation Bonds.

About Huntington County Community School Corporation:

HCCSC includes six elementary schools (K-5), two middle schools, a comprehensive high school, and preschool services. HCCSC partners with the Huntington County Community Learning Center and offers many Career and Technical Education opportunities for our students.

The corporation serves all of Huntington County, Indiana including the communities of Andrews,

Bippus, Huntington, Majenica, Markle, Mt. Etna, Roanoke, and Warren. The students who attend

HCCSC receive countless opportunities for academic, social, and emotional growth.

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