JCPS Board of Education to vote on building new school in Norton Commons

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by WHAS11

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Posted on June 23, 2014 at 4:29 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- After much debate and delay a new school could be approved for the Norton Commons neighborhood of Louisville on Monday night.

Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education members are voting on whether or not to approve the new elementary school in the east end of the county.

The neighborhood donated 12 acres in the community to the district and the district has to decide quickly if it will build a school.

The school would cost $15 million to construct and district officials said the schools in that area are already full.

“What we did recently was a significant analysis. It’s great to have the land but you want to make sure there is a need for it so the analysis showed that the population is growing and the need is in that part of town,” Debbie Wesslund, with the JCPS Board of Education, said.

If the district approves the school on Monday night it would be 2016 before the school would open.

 

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