STEAM Academy May Have To Wait For Permanent Home

Nov 4, 2013

Plans to move the Fayette County Public Schools’ new STEAM Academy into its new permanent home may be put on hold.

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Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton says plans to buy the former Winn-Dixie building off South Broadway are not moving as fast as anticipated and could push the project back another year.

Shelton says it all depends on how much renovation the building will require, something officials won’t know until they take ownership of the property. Still, the superintendent says there have been no indications the sale is in jeopardy.

The STEAM Academy, a joint effort of Fayette County Public Schools and UK, is meant to teach science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through innovative teaching methods. 150 students are attending the academy this year at its temporary location in the old Johnson Elementary School.