District may keep VMS at existing site

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

VALE – Vale school officials have decided to consider a dramatic change in plans for a new middle school – build it on the grounds of the existing school.

The decision came just days after the district’s architects submitted plans to the city of Vale to build the school on land adjacent to the Vale High School.

“Two board members approached me and asked how much it would be to move the school back by the existing middle school,” said Vale Superintendent James Howard. “I did not want to pay for it, but Steele agreed to put something together.”

Steele Associates Architects now will evaluate the feasibility for building on the existing grounds, the Vale School Board learned at its meeting last week. The firm won’t charge the district for the new study.

“The evaluation is not a new option school design,” architect Scott . . .