Historic preservationists are making another attempt to stop the Springfield School District from tearing down and replacing Enos School.
Jerry Jacobson of Save Old Springfield contends the demolition violates state law, because school district numbers show it would cost more to build a new school than to renovate the historic current building.
That would not be allowed under rules governing the use of life-safety bonds, which are the funding source for the project.
But District 186 tells the State Journal-Register that revised figures show that it would in fact be less expensive to build a new school.
County and state officials say the district’s plans appear to comply with the law and will be allowed to proceed.