A new year means new financial opportunities for Bartholomew Consolidated Schools, according to Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts.
He says that the district was able to refinance bonds that will free up $13 million for other projects.
Roberts says that some savings will be used to continue work at Columbus East, Columbus North and the construction of a soccer complex that will be able to handle the needs of both high schools.
Roberts says that the idea of the soccer complex is to include two fields and be large enough to fulfill the neads of both high schools.
The plan is for drawings and cost-estimates for the projects to be ready in the spring, bidding in the fall and completion of approved projects in August of 2019.