Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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March 13, 2014

MCS makes plans for intermediate center

GLASGOW — Metcalfe County Schools’ local planning committee is exploring how to improve the intermediate center, which is the district’s oldest facility.

The committee met with board of education members earlier this week to hear Joe Nance of Ross, Sinclaire and Associates, the school system’s bonding agent, talk about the school system’s bonding potential. Metcalfe County Schools has an estimated $4.8 million it can apply to a construction project.

“It has the pod setting, so there is a lot of concern about the kids having to be in and out of the weather,” said Superintendent Dr. Benny Lile. “There is also a lot of concern about the security piece of that, and again, we are extremely sensitive to that and I think the community has pretty well come together that we need to do something to that facility.”

Whether another new school will be built – or the current building will be renovated – must be determined by the local planning committee and approved by the school board, Lile said.

“It does seem like we have some hope around the corner in terms of finances and what we need to do,” he said. “It’s just looking at all the options and what we need to do there.”

An architect contracted to work with the committee has provided options that call for an addition and renovation.

“Obviously, an entirely new facility is always an option as well, but as you well know when you look at price tags on everything you then begin to prioritize,” Lile said.   

The construction of the district’s primary center, which is for students in preschool through second grade, was completed in July 2013. A new middle school opened in January 2013 and a new high school was built in 1994.

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