Lighthouse Charter School seeks new location before fall

NORTH BEND, Ore. -- After facing some budget constraints, North Bend's Lighthouse Charter School is looking to find another building before school starts in the fall.

The North Bend school planned on occupying the ACS-Xerox building in Airport Heights, but the school's director Wade Lester said the construction costs were going to be $300,000 over budget.

North Bend Superintendent Bill Yester said that before the Lighthouse School decided to move, the district had other plans that required construction.

"It's too late to do those renovations now, to be ready for school to start, so we're going to have to be a little creative and we're definitely going to have to get some modulars. If it's at North Bay it will be around 675 students," said Yester.

When asked if he thought the classrooms would be crowded, Yester said every room would be taken.

The district is considering a move to the middle school, which would be slightly less crowded. They are still working to find a location for the Lighthouse Charter School for the 2014/15 school year.