Public forum held on schools District Facilities Plan

Posted November 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm

The last of three public forums to take comments pertaining to the proposed school District Facilities Plan was held Monday evening at the Central Office board room. The public comment period was held just prior to the Facilities Plan Committee meeting.

The only citizen who spoke at the forum was Walton “Chip” Haddix, who again noted his belief that the district needed a new high school facility and again advocated a nickel tax be imposed if necessary to fund the construction.

Gary Scott, architect for the school district, told Haddix that the high school was one of the highest priorities for the long-term but a new facility is not included in the current plan. As far as a tax to fund a new school, he said that would be an option to be considered by the school board.

No other public comments were made pertaining to the plan.

Following the forum, the meeting of the planning committee was called to order and Scott reviewed the proposed plan–which included a few revisions over the past weeks–as recommended by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Although no new buildings are called for at this time, there are some major renovation recommendations for each school and other district facilities.

After again reviewing the plan, the committee voted to give their approval to it and forward it to the Board of Education for final approval.

The school board was to vote on the Clinton County School District Facilities Plan at a special call meeting held Tuesday, November 26 at 12 noon. However, that meeting was too late for press deadline and details on the meeting, including the facilities plan itself–if approved by the board on Tuesday–will be published next week.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, December 9 at 5 p.m. at the Central Office and is open to the general public.