Fayette BOE discusses possibly delaying school construction

Mon, 08/06/2007 - 9:47pm
By: Kevin Wandra

The Fayette County Board of Education met at a work session Monday, and it discussed possibly delaying the construction of a new elementary school at the Sandy Creek Road, Tillman Road school site.

"I want to see some numbers that we need another new elementary school up close and personal," board member Marion Key said. "I don't want to open another school and see it empty. I know our student population is not going up as it has in the past. It only went up by 300 students last year."

Assistant Superintendent of Operations Sam Sweat begged to differ, saying student registrations have increased this summer.

"We've had some of the largest enrollments we've ever had this summer," Sweat said. "I have some concerns the numbers will be higher in the fall."

The school at the Sandy Creek Road, Tillman Road school site is scheduled to open in 2009. It's the second elementary school slated to open in Fayette County in the next two years; the other, Inman Elementary, is on schedule to open next year.

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