I don’t have the facts, but I have just received an email from Doug Marvil, President of the Laurel historical Society that State Senator Robert Venables, (D) Laurel, former alumni of Laurel, and chairman of the State’s Bond Committee that the controversial 1921 building will be restored in “its entirety and preserved”!!!!
Another example of seniority and the importance of being a committee chairman on an important committee.
Apparently the school administration and the engineers have “found” another location where the elementary school can be located on the same grounds. How about that, when a state senator speaks, people listen.
Earlier when Laurel was facing financial ruin, Venables came up with several hundred thousands of dollars to help bail out the school.
SUDDENLY like the N Laurel school which wasn’t worth rehabbing and now is, will be joined by the 1921 building that wasn’t worth rehabbing and is now.