Lebanon Junior High School was to be razed after the local district’s new $27 million building opened behind the existing school. Now the district is planning to move board offices there and tear down the former elementary where they are currently located. STAFF/LAWRENCE BUDD

Once set for demolition, a former Lebanon school could soon house the district’s school board

The district built a new $27 million junior high, just north of its predecessor. Officials had planned to keep the athletic and music facilities there but demolish the rest of the structure.

Instead of total demolition, the district now plans on turning part of the building into the new board office and demolishing the former Holbrook Elementary School, where the board had been located.

“The project consists of renovating the existing school to be the new Board of Education office for the Lebanon City Schools. A new parking lot is envisioned for the north and south of the proposed office. The east part of the school will be demolished,” according to an application by the Kleingers Group to Lebanon Planning Commission.

The current building, at 160 Miller Road, was built as a high school in the mid-1960s, replacing what was the previous high school and is now Berry Middle School, further south on Broadway.

Berry is being renovated as part of the district’s $72 million construction plan funded through state funds and local levies.

The former Holbrook elementary, where the board offices have been located, is to be demolished.

The board office plan goes before Lebanon Planning Commission at 7 p.m. tonight at Lebanon City Hall, 50 S. Broadway in Lebanon.

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