The Anderson Community School Corp., which owns the Wigwam, had set a March 1 deadline for a private developer to take control of the facility or it would move forward with demolition plans.
However, a blue ribbon commission created by Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith in December has supported a proposal from Wigwam Sports Entertainment LLC, which has put together a preservation plan. The board is expected to consider that plan tonight.
The board is also expected to take action on a special program called the “Graduate Achievement Program,” an alternative school program for juniors and seniors who might otherwise attend Anderson High School, but have had difficulties, Thompson said. About 50 high school students could be eligible for the program.
In addition, about 25 students at Highland Middle School would also be eligible to take classes at the Ebbertt Education Center on 38th Street, he said.
“There are some kids that don’t learn in a traditional setting,” Thompson said. “This is an effort to try and keep our students in school.”
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If you go What: Anderson School Board meeting Where: Administration Center, 1600 Hillcrest Ave., Anderson When: 6 p.m. today