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Vale Middle School moving ahead

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

VALE – Vale city concerns that prompted talk of moving the new Vale Middle School have been resolved and plans to raise the school next to the high school are cranking up.

Alisha McBride, interim superintendent, told the Vale School Board Wednesday that school plans are back on track.

“The city of Vale has approved our site plan,” McBride told the board. “All the problems and concerns the city had with placing the middle school behind the high school have been fixed.”

The city had expressed concerns with fire access lanes along with adequate turn around areas for fire engines. Also discussed was adequate space between the new building and existing homes bordering the land. In meetings between Steele Associates Architects, the state fire marshal and the city, compromises were reached and new plans were submitted and accepted by the city and state marshal.

McBride . . .