There will be some inconvenience, but it will be worth every bit of it in the long run.
For several years leading up to the divisive and ultimately abandoned push to turn Eisenhower Middle/High School into a charter facility, the complaint among many people in the northern attendance area of the county is that Ike was the ugly step-sister of the four county high schools. Whenever capital improvements were discussed and implemented, Eisenhower was left out.
For sure, Eisenhower is in pretty pitiful shape.
When a new superintendent took the reins a little over a year ago, one of his first orders of business was to propose a compromise that would not only keep Eisenhower open- as many feared the district would shut it down - but improve it to the point that it would be on a par with the district's other three high schools.
For the past few months anyone who has been reading the stories in this newspaper about the efforts undertaken by the Warren County School Board and its administration should understand that the district is making good on Superintendent Brandon Hufnagel's plan.
A plan that virtually rebuilds the the existing school and expands it to become a K-12 facility is no mean feat.
A year from now, many Eisenhower students will be shuffled into temporary classroom facilities in the school gymnasium and shifted around in such a way that satisfies educational needs, while allowing the construction to progress in stages.
If there is any doubt about Eisenhower's future in the Warren County School District, that doubt should now be put to rest.