Local/Regional News
4:51 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

New High School Expected in FCPS Facilities Plan

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Preparations for land purchases, construction, and school renovations will be drafted over the coming months as Fayette County Public Schools develops a new four-year district facilities plan.

The plan, required by the Kentucky Department of Education, serves as a guide for what can be built and how it will be financed.

“If it’s not in this plan, facility wise, the Board of Education can’t act on it,” says Mike Oder, a consultant with the Kentucky School Boards Association.

Oder is working the FCPS local planning committee that will write the plan. He says building a new high school will definitely be part of the discussion.

“There’s no doubt in my mind after hearing the presentation on enrollment and enrollment projections that new construction is in the very near future for Fayette County Schools.”

The planning committee will host at least three public forums about school district facility needs. The first one is scheduled for August 7th at 5:30 p.m. at  Tates Creek High School.

Recommendations are due to the local board of education in December and will be sent to state officials early next year.

Click here [PDF] to view the current FCPS district facility plan that was approved in 2009.